ASTR 120 - The Sun and Stars

Introduction to the science underlying modern stellar astronomy. Topics include history of astronomy, practical astronomy, naked-eye cosmology, gravity and orbital motion, light and matter and properties of the sun and stars. Observational and experimental data are used to reveal natural physical laws which provide information about remote objects in space. Prerequisite: at least two years of high school algebra.

College: Sciences and Humanities
Hours: 3
Permission: Y
Co-requisite: none
Prerequisite: none