Spring 2008

Introduction to Modern Astronomy

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-11


George S. Greenstein (Section 01)


A course reserved exclusively for students not well-versed in the physical sciences. The properties of the astronomical universe and the methods by which astronomers investigate it are discussed. Topics include the nature and properties of stars, our Galaxy, external galaxies, cosmology, the origin and character of the solar system, and black holes. Three one-hour lectures per week. Enrollment limited. Admission with consent of the instructor. No student who has taken any upper-level math or science course will be admitted. Second semester. Professor Greenstein.