Astronomy I: Our place in the cosmos
An introduction to the science of astronomy, the process by which we develop astronomical principles and the application of these techniques to gain a modern understanding of our Solar System. Topics covered include the historical development of astronomy, understanding the night sky, Newton's law of gravitation, light and telescopes, and a detailed study of the Solar System. New data from recent explorations of Mars, Saturn and other celestial objects will be discussed.
Additional Course Information
||T - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Spring Term 2013
||Online Course - Intersession 2013