3 cr.3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.
After a brief introduction to the history of astronomy in Western civilization we discuss at an elementary level how light is produced and how telescopes work with light. In turn we then examine the solar system (comparative planetology) and the birth, evolution and death of stars and in the end consider the birth and death of the universe. This course is cross-listed as PHYS 2000. SMT, LAB