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.
Includes six evening labs.
Spring 2018. Jensen.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
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