Astronomy 1143 is a General Education Curriculum (GEC) Physical Science
course in the Natural Science category. The goals for this course include:
- understanding the theories and methods of modern astrophysics,
- investigating the relationship between science and technology.
- To investigate the basic facts, principles, theories and methods of
modern science as practiced in astrophysics.
- To learn important events in the history of astrophysics, particularly
the discovery of the size and age of the Universe and our place within
- To explain the role of modern technology in the
investigation of astrophysical phenomena.
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should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs. The
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Introduction, Ancient Cosmology.
(Read chapter 1)
Tuesday September 20: Test 1.
Read Chapter 3
Read Chapter 8: first two sections.
Read Chapter 4.
- Thursday October 13: Fall break, no class.
Read Chapter 5
Tuesday October 25: Test 2
Read Chapter 7
Read Chapter 8
Read Chapter 10
Thanksgiving; no class on Nov. 24th.
Thursday, December 1: Test 3
Tuesday, December 6: Last Class
Tuesday, December 13: Final Exam 2--3:45pm