Course code: SC166-02 | CRN: 20409 | Credits: 4 | Seats: 6 / 20
This course runs from January 22, 2014 to May 13, 2014 on MWF from 9:15 am to 10:15 am
This course studies celestial cycles, timekeeping, astronomical instruments, methods and limitations. Collecting and interpreting astronomical data accompanies a historic investigation of the solar system, exo-planets, life in the universe, stars' origins, evolution and demise, galaxies and the universe: its structure, origin, and the forces that drive it. The accompanying field and laboratory work coordinates hands-on learning with concepts encountered in the classroom along with the economic, social, and political impact of the space age.
Instructor: Faith Thompson