Feb 28, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SCED 4000 - Introduction to Astronomy


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 elementry 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 with PHYS 2000 . SMT, LAB.



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