ASTRO 2201

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General discussion of how the universe has evolved since the Big Bang era and how our understanding of it has changed from ancient to modern times. Several main themes are covered over the course of the semester: the evolution of our view of the sky from that of ancient cultures to that of space telescopes; the formation and nature of black holes; dark matter and dark energy; and the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe. Presents a nonmathematical introduction to these subjects and discusses uncertainties and unresolved issues in our understanding.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

Comments No scientific background assumed.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8542ASTRO 2201  LEC 001

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8543ASTRO 2201  LEC 002