Jul 16, 2024  
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AS 108 - Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology

Credits: 4
Contact Hours: 6
Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: This lab-science course is an introduction to our understanding of stars, the galaxies holding them, and the theories of the formation and structure of the universe as a whole. It covers observations of the sky (stars, asterisms and constellations) and its motion, the Sun, the interstellar medium, stellar birth and evolution, the death of low and high mass stars, and their end states (neutron stars, pulsars, black holes, etc.), the Milky Way, galaxies, active galaxies and quasars, and provides an introduction to ancient and modern cosmology. This course includes a lab component. Four hours lecture, two hours lab.

Department Consent: No Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics

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