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  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ASTR 102 - Introduction to Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

A course designed to provide students with a follow-up examination of astronomy, reinforcing a theoretical and practical understanding of the scientific process and an enthusiasm for its utilization in the solution of relevant challenges that they may expect to face in their own lives. Relevant scientific principles will be utilized throughout the course, including mechanics and the nature of light. Coverage will include the sun; stellar observables; star birth, evolution, and death; novae and supernovae; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; the Milky Way galaxy; normal galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; dark matter; dark energy; cosmology; the early universe; the possible multiverse; and the prospects for the existence of life elsewhere in the universe.
Prerequisite: ASTR 101