ASTR 2 Exploring the Universe
A survey of contemporary knowledge of the nature and the evolution of stars, galaxies and the universe. Topics include stellar evolution, the origin of the elements, the deaths of stars, black holes, the structure of our Galaxy, other galaxies, dark matter, the expanding universe and the big bang. Physical processes underlying these phenomena are discussed. No student may receive credit for both ASTR 2 and ASTR 3. Identical to ASTR 3, but without the observing laboratory.
InstructorHickox (fall), Staff (summer)
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered16F, 17X, 17F: 11