Astronomical Universe (3) The development of modern understanding of the astronomical universe from planets and stars to galaxies and cosmology. Student who have passed ASTRO 005, ASTRO 006, or ASTRO 010 may not take this course for credit.
ASTRO 001 Astronomical Universe (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
ASTRO 001 is an introductory course for non-science majors. It provides a broad introduction to Astronomy including the historical development of the subject, basic physics of gravity, light, and atoms; telescopes; planets, moons, and other objects in our solar system; exosolar planets; the Sun and other stars; the evolution of stars; the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies; distant quasars and other active galaxies; the expanding universe; cosmology based on the Big Bang theory; and life in the universe. The goal of this course is to cover most of the areas of modern astronomy at a level which requires only basic mathematics.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.