2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPHYS 2510 Astronomy

This course begins with the origin of the universe and covers: "the big bang;" unified field theory; the evolution of discrete fundamental particles; and the formation of stars and galaxies. This discussion includes the experimental evidence to support the current views. Both naked eye and telescopic observations of the night sky are stressed. Laboratory exercises evening observations and a field trip to a nearby observatory are required.




as needed


CPHYS 1104 or equivalent strongly recommended