Astronomy 1124

The goal of this course is for students to enhance their view of the physical world by allowing them to acquire a basic understanding of modern astronomy using recently available astronomical data.  Major topics include constellations, the Sun, stellar types, motions, parallax, magnitudes, luminosity, spectra, classifications, clusters, evolution, quasaurs, nebula, galaxy classification and composition, the Big Band, and cosmology.

This course will focus on conceptual understanding rather than mathematical manipulation. However, as mathematics is the language of science, it is expected that you can perform basic algebraic calculations and recognize basic geometric relations throughout the course.

Class Notices

Welcome to Astronomy 1124 (Fall 2022)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Please continue to monitor this space for important information and course and updates.  This page will be updated on a regular basis. (Last Update: December 15th, 2022.)

  • Final Exam Scores and Overall Course Averages were uploaded into Blackboard at 11:30 AM on Thursday, December 15th.
  • Special Note about Final Grades: The grade that you will receive is the grade that you earned as per the syllabus.  It is possible that the grade that you earned is different from the grade that you wanted, the grade that YOU thought you deserved, the grade that you needed so that you wouldn't get in trouble, etc.  Do not contact me asking for a grade change unless you can provide definitive mathematical proof that I made an error in calculating the grade that you earned (as per the syllabus).  The semester is over, so do not contact me asking for special considerations, extra credit projects, etc. as I will not respond kindly to such requests. 
  • Have a GREAT winter break!  Happy Holidays!  Be safe and stay healthy!  Good luck in your future studies!

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