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Spring 2014

Astronomy

Course code: SC166-01 | CRN: 40482 | Credits: 4 | Seats: 11 / 12

This course runs from August 25, 2014 to December 16, 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

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