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2017-2018 Catalog

PHYS 108 Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies and the Big Bang

A study of the nature and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. Confrontation of theory with observational data from many telescopes and spacecraft is stressed throughout. Open to all but specifically intended for those who have not previously studied physics. Requires only high school algebra and trigonometry. One or more evening telescope observing sessions. [NS]


Spring semester, even years