ASTR 112. Concepts in Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology.
(3-0-3); I, II.
This course represents an introduction to the study of astronomical phenomena: motions of the sky, Newtonian physics, celestial mechanics; matter and energy, structure and scale in the universe; the sun as a star, solar astrophysics, stars and stellar evolution, stellar endpoints (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), galaxies (structure, evolution, and interactions) and cosmology (the Big Bang, dark matter, and dark energy). Fundamental cosmological questions will be addressed including how the universe began and its ultimate fate. This course satisfies the area studies-natural and mathematical sciences for general education.