PHYS 405 (01) - Intro to Modern Astronomy

Intro to Modern Astronomy

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Physics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   77  
CRN: 11117
Special Fees: $25.00
Starting with a survey of the night sky and the daily motions of the stars and planets, this course surveys our current understanding of the Universe. It traces the development of the tools of the modern astronomer and how those tools have led to out theories of the solar system, the life cycle of stars, the formation of elements, the formation of galaxies and the evolution of the universe. Students explore in depth an astronomical topic of their choice through a term paper. The course includes direct experience with astronomical techniques and concepts through the use of the UNH Observatory and Small Radio Telescope, and a visit to a planetarium. Recommended for liberal arts and beginning science students. Knowledge of high school algebra is assumed. Note that this is the same course as PHYS 406, except for the substitution of a term paper instead of a lab. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for PHYS 406.
Equivalent(s): PHYS 406
Attributes: Physical Science(Discovery)
Instructors: John Gianforte

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm DEM 112