Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe: Course Description

This is an introductory course for students in academic programs that satisfies Group III distribution requirements. After a brief introduction to the night sky, gravitation, orbits, and the nature of light, the course will focus on how stars form, evolve, and die. After the midterm break we will summarize what is currently known about the structure of galaxies and the origin and ultimate fate of the universe.


Dr. Patrick Hartigan
Telephone: (713) 348-2245
Email: hartigan@sparky.rice.edu