Astronomy (ASTRON)

201-202 Astronomy (4, 4) An introduction to astronomy with a laboratory to illustrate data collection and analysis in astronomy. 201: theories of the solar system from models for ancient calendars to data from recent space probes and an introduction to the optics of the eye and telescope. 202: evolution of main sequence stars, neutron stars, black holes, structure of the galaxy, and theories of cosmology. It is recommended that the courses be taken in sequence. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab.