A survey of modern astronomy with emphasis on the structure and dynamics of stars, galaxies and the universe. Current theories of cosmic origins. Three lecture, three laboratory hours each week. Lab Science or 2nd Science. Liberal Arts.
Astronomy is both ancient and modern. Although it had its beginning with the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks, it continues to be one of the frontier areas in science. Astronomy takes ideas and techniques from such diverse fields as mechanics, optics, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, chemistry, and biology. In turn, it contributes information and methodologies back to these fields.
Class Time TR 8:00-10:50 AM, Paine 118
Instructor Dr. Aikens
Office Hours MW 3:30-5 PM, Paine 108
Help Session M 6-8 PM
Location Paine 118
Teaching Andrew Redman