ASTRO 2201

ASTRO 2201

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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, PHS-AS)

Comments No scientific background assumed.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6272ASTRO 2201  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6273ASTRO 2201  LEC 002

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18104ASTRO 2201  LEC 003

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18105ASTRO 2201  LEC 004

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online