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Introduction to Astronomy

An introduction to the science of astronomy and the scientific method. Topics include the history of astronomy, light and matter, astronomical instruments, the solar system, stellar characterization, stellar evolution, and the interstellar medium. The course concludes with a brief survey of galaxies and cosmology. A weekly laboratory may be complemented by outdoor observing. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory.

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Course Number:
PHEN 150
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