Astronomy 1144 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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Introduction, Nature of Light \& Matter (Textbook Chapter 5)
The Sun. (Textbook Chapter 16)
The Stars. (Textbook Chapter 17)
Tuesday February 6: Test 1.
The Interstellar Medium. (Textbook Chapter 18)
Star Formation (Textbook Chapter 19)
Stellar Evolution (Textbook Chapter 20)
Thursday March 8: Test 2
Spring Break, no classes
Stellar Explosions (Textbook Chapter 21)
Neutron Stars and Black Holes (Textbook Chapter 22)
The Milky Way Galaxy (Textbook Chapter 23)
Galaxies (Textbook Chapter 24)
Thursday April 12: Test 3
Thursday, April 19: Last Class
Monday, April 30: Final Exam 8am to 9:45am