Fall 2014





Survey of the Universe

Term: 
Fall 2012
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ASTRONOMY (ASTR)
Course Number: 
ASTR 001 601
Schedule: 
Tuesday 6:30pm-8:00pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

STRUBLE, MITCHELL F.

Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Note: 
Only one ASTR course below ASTR 011 may be taken for credit. Engineering students receive no credit for this course.
Course Description: 

A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students.