ASTR 132N Elementary Astronomy II
In this course, we study our amazing, dynamic and varied Universe. We investigate our place in the Universe, and how we got here. We learn about the births, lives and spectacular deaths of stars. We consider familiar objects like our star (the Sun) and more fantastic things like quasars, exploding supernovae and supermassive black holes. Our studies take us from the very small scale of subatomic particles to the largest scale of all: the primordial radiation that fills the Universe! Along the way we discover how the Universe began, how it is changing, and its final fate, and examine the ways astronomers piece together this wondrous puzzle.
Prerequisites: High school algebra and geometry.
Final Grades are posted, as of Mon, May 20