ASTR 1104 Contemporary Astronomy



ASTR 1104 CONTEMPORARY ASTRONOMY, 4 hours credit
A one-semester survey course in astronomy. Topics are developed around observational astronomy, how
astronomers understand the universe using models, astronomical and physical concepts which provide a
fundamental understanding. The course surveys the solar system, our galaxy and near stars, and stellar
characteristics. Lecture 4 hours. Prerequisite: At least one year of high school algebra.


Grading and Attendance Policy

Link to Connect Astronomy

Link to Textbook Website


Powerpoint Slides
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 2 - Backyard Astronomy
Chapter 4 - Light and Atoms
Chapter 5 - Telescopes


Comments? E-mail me.

Return to my Home Page.