Sci 315U General Astronomy I
Introductory historical, descriptive, and interpretive study of astronomy. Emphasis is on the basic scientific methods as they apply to astronomical problems. Detailed examination of the earth, followed by a survey of the other members of the solar system. Survey of the stars, their types, grouping, and motions. Models for the evolution of the Universe and the possibility of life elsewhere. The nature of light, the types of information it carries, and the types of devices used to detect it. Includes laboratory and/or fieldwork. This is the first course in a sequence of two: Sci 315U
and Sci 316U
. This is the same course as Ph 361U
and may be taken only once for credit. Expected preparation: Natural Science Inquiry. Taught by a faculty member from the Department of Physics.
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