Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

ASTR264 (ASTR26400)


Spring, Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3 Not available to students with credit in ASTR 364.



A descriptive course in astronomy intended for non-physics majors. Topics include properties of stars; stellar birth and death; the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram; binary systems; stellar clusters; red giants and white dwarfs, novae and supernovae; neutron stars and black holes; galaxies; dark matter; cosmological red shift and the big bang. Includes required observing sessions.

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