Astronomy

Course Code: NATS 1740 B 6.0

Instructor's Name: Jerusha Lederman

Course Description:

This course embarks on an astronomical journey into the final frontier! A broad range of topics will be discussed including: the night sky, fundamental properties of light and matter, telescopes, planets and other solar system objects (in our own and other solar systems), stars and their birth and death, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, the origin and development of the universe, and the possibility of life beyond the Earth.

Course Format:

6 lecture hours per week. Lecture Recordings to be posted.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1570 3.00, SC/NATS 1880 6.00. NCR Note: No credit will be retained if this course is taken after SC/PHYS 1070 3.00. Not open to any student enrolled in the Astronomy stream.

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple arithmetical calculation at about Grade 10 level.

Course Outlines:

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