Astronomy 100g: The Universe

This course will present a survey of the universe, starting with the earth and planets, and then moving outwards to larger and larger scales; to comets, stars nebulae, galaxies and finally the structure and evolution of the universe as a whole. The lab for this course will give students hands-on experience making astronomical observations. This experience will range from the construction and use of a sundial to making observations of the planets and stars with high quality telescopes. Celestial observations may include both on campus observations and off-campus (dark-sky) observations.

Fulfills GE Category III.

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