Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

Instructor
Edward Murphy
Course #
ASTR 1220
Credits
3
Online Course?
No
CLAS Course
Section
1
Days of the Week
MTWRF
Session
Session III
Course Dates
July 18 to August 11
Course Times
10:30 am to 12:45 pm

A study of stars, star formation, and evolution primarily for non-science majors. Topics include light, atoms, and modern observing technologies; origin of the chemical elements; supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, and black holes; structure and evolution of our galaxy; nature of other galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; expanding universe, cosmology, the big bang, and the early universe.