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    May 19, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR 162 - Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology with Laboratory

4 Credit Hours
Life and death of stars, exotic objects including white dwarfs, supernovae, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. Structure of galaxies, formation of large-scale structure in the universe, and cosmological issues such as the big bang, dark matter, dark energy, and the past, present, and projected future behavior of the universe in light of modern astrophysics and particle physics. Conditions for the existence of life in the universe and the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence. A minimum of mathematical analysis. Principles for interpretation of astronomical observations are reinforced in the laboratory.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
Credit Restriction: Only one of the three courses (152, 162, or 218) may be taken for credit.

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