NSC622- 3 Credits - Introductory
Time: TUE/FRI 1:40pm-2:50pm
Place: Sci 117A
Faculty: Sara Salimbeni
A survey of modern astronomy, designed to be accessible to non-science students. Topics include the birth, life, and death of stars; galaxies and their origin and evolution. This class will be an opportunity for you to explore fundamental physics concepts and quantitative thinking. As part of the class we will spend time conducting naked-eye observations, using binoculars, small telescopes and the MacArthur Observatory.
Textbook: Astronomy today – volume II – Stars and Galaxies, Chaaisson McMillan
Tutor: Alex Hernandez, meeting time 6-9 pm in room sci 216