Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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ASTRO 1105

When civilization was young, Seneca wrote, "A single lifetime, even entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject. Our descendants will be amazed that we did ... view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1107

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1101ASTRO 1105  DIS 201

ASTRO 1106

Explanation of Einstein's theory of Special Relativity, which brought about a fundamental change in our conceptual understanding of space and time. The consequences of the theory: the relativity ... view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 1107

Identical to ASTRO 1105 except for the addition of the afternoon laboratory that emphasizes mathematical problem-solving. This option is recommended for potential majors in science and engineering. view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1105

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1058ASTRO 1107  DIS 201

  •  1059ASTRO 1107  LAB 401

ASTRO 1199

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the universe and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos.  It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and ... view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Graded