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