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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe (ASTR 102)

Course Information:

Instructor: Prof. Hanes
Next Session: Winter 2017

Prerequisites: ASTRO 101; PHYS P15 or permission of the Department.

Description:

This course, intended for non-specialist students, will provide an overview of astronomy beyond the Solar System. Topics will include: the formation, nature, and evolution of the stars; stellar deaths, including novae, supernovae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes; the interstellar medium; the Milky Way Galaxy; normal and active galaxies; large-scale structure in the universe; modern ideas in cosmology and the early universe.

Note: ASTRO 102 is also offered online.

 

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