Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTRĀ 1411. Introductory Astronomy. 4 Hours.

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of astronomy and astrophysics. The course builds from the very small to the very large covering such topics as scientific method, history and instrumentation of astronomy, the Earth and Moon, the Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, the Universe and Cosmology. A laboratory course accompanies this class building on the lecture material with practical examples.