ASTRO 104 - Alien Skies: A Tour Through the Universe
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
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Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those enrolled in or have completed ASTRO 102, 142, or 201.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course, we shall be “traveling” through space and time to “visit” firsthand some of the remarkable features of our Universe. Our “spacecraft” will be built from our imagination, but its destinations will reflect what astronomy and physics have revealed about the nature of our Universe. We will see the Solar System from different planets, look back at the Sun from neighboring stars, and travel throughout our home Galaxy even as we prepare to embark to distant galaxies and beyond. As we travel extremely far from home, we will find that we also have to move back in time to see how the galaxies, stars, the Sun, and the Earth came about in the first place. The physical concepts that we require to understand what we see will be introduced as we go along, and some of these will be used many times during the course. Online notes will be available during the course of the term, though students may use any number of standard modern Astronomy textbooks to supplement these notes and the class lectures.


ASTRO 104 - Alien Skies: A Tour Through the Universe
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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