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.
Fall 2022. Rivera.
Fall 2023. Rivera.
Spring 2024. Cohen.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
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