ASTR 101 Astronomy

A descriptive course in astronomy. Historical concepts of the universe are related to our current ideas, followed by a detailed study of the solar system. The birth, life, and death of stars are analyzed, including how they generate their energy and their ultimate fate. Course concludes with a journey to the galaxies to explore the possible origin of the universe, to examine some current ideas, and to speculate about the future. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: NS. (3)