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Descriptive Astronomy
ASTR 105
Spring 2007
Section: 01   02  

This course is an introduction to the universe and its major constituents: stars and galaxies. We begin by considering the basic physical principles that astronomers use to understand data collected from telescopes. We then apply these principles to interpret the observed properties of stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters. Finally, we discuss what these and other observations tell us about the formation and evolution of the universe.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ASTR
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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