Jul 18, 2018  
2017-2018 
    
2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR 302 - Solar and Stellar Astronomy

3 credits
A study of the stars, beginning with the earth’s closest star-the sun. Primarily a course designed for science majors. Topics include an introduction to light, atoms and modern observing technologies at a beginning scale; origin of chemical elements, supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, and black holes; structure and evolution of our own galaxy; nature of other galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; expanding or contracting universe, cosmology, the big bang and early universe. Co-requisite(s): ASTR 302L .



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