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    May 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PHYS 1120 - Astronomy (with Lab)



Goals: To develop scientific observation and investigation skills that will help us make sense of the night sky, and in the process share amazing discoveries about the universe.

Content: Ancient astronomy with the naked eye, motion of the planets, the invention of the telescope, stars and their life cycles, black holes, star clusters, galaxies and their evolution, large-scale structure, and the beginning of the universe.

Prerequisite: High school algebra

NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4