[PHYS 130] Introduction to Astronomy


An introduction to modern astronomy, with emphasis on the development of planetary, stellar, and galactic systems. Study of the observations and physical laws that lead astronomers to our current understanding of the universe. Evening laboratories include outdoor observations using binoculars and telescopes, as well as indoor observations using planetarium software and astronomical datasets. Four class hours per week.

Course Title

Introduction to Astronomy

Course Code

PHYS 130

Units

1

Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements

4U

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