Term: Fall 2019
Survey of ancient astronomy, planets and moons, stars and their evolution, galaxies and quasars, and Big-Bang cosmology. Includes night sky observations.
Measurements of the properties of the planets, stars, and galaxies using graphical analysis, computer simulations and photographs. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or credit in ASTR 005.
Ancient cosmologies, beginning of time, origin of matter, cosmic background radiation, antimatter and dark matter, the expanding universe and origin of structure. Prerequisites: ASTR 005; MATH 010 or equivalent.
Instruments and observations. Stars and their evolution. Black holes and compact objects. The interstellar medium. Relativity and galactic structure and galaxy formation. Prerequisites: ASTR 005; MATH 010 or equivalent.