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Fall 2013
Nov 30, 2021
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PHYS 0220 - Astronomy
An introduction to basic ideas and observations in astronomy, starting with the observed sky, coordinates and astronomical calendars and cycles, the historical development of our understanding of astronomical objects. Particular emphasis is placed on the properties of stars, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole, including the basic ideas of cosmology. The material is covered at a more basic level than PHYS 0270. Knowledge of basic algebra and trigonometry is required, but no experience with calculus is necessary. The course includes evening laboratory sessions.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Extra Credit Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion Section/Conference, Lab, Primary Meeting

Physics Department

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