Spring 2009

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. No student who has taken any upper-level math or science course will be admitted. Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professor Greenstein.