Spring 2013

Introduction to Modern Astronomy

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-111

Formerly listed as: ASTR-11


Thomas Burbine (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. Two 80 sessions per week.

Limited to 35 students.  No student who has taken any upper-level math or science course and received a grade of B or higher in either high school or college, will be admitted.  Spring semester. Visiting Professor Burbine.


Science & Math for Non-majors


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2022, Fall 2023