ASTR 001. Introductory Astronomy


The scientific investigation of the universe by observation and theory, including the basic notions of physics as needed in astronomical applications. Topics may include the appearance and motions of the sky; history of astronomy; astronomical instruments and radiation; the sun and planets; properties, structure, and evolution of stars; the galaxy and extragalactic systems; the origin and evolution of the universe; and prospects for life beyond Earth.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Evening labs required.
1 credit.
Spring 2020. Schmidt.
Fall 2020. Rivera.
Spring 2021. Staff.
Fall 2021. Staff.
Spring 2022. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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