Introduction to Astronomy - Full Year -2018/19

This course in astronomy is intended for both the enthusiast as well as those wishing to pursue further study in the field. The curriculum will be primarily qualitative in nature, with some basic mathematics and physics concepts being introduced when necessary or appropriate.

Topics of study will include: the fundamentals of astronomy; an introduction to the tools and techniques of modern astronomical observations; and historical development of our understanding of the Solar System as well as an introduction to extrasolar systems; the formation, nature, evolution, and death of stars; the interstellar medium; our Milky Way Galaxy; normal and active galaxies; large scale structure of the universe, and; modern ideas in cosmology and the early universe.

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