Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Oct 03, 2022  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

AST 210 - Intermediate Astronomy (3 Cr.)

As amazingly vast as space and time are, it is even more amazing that we have been able to understand them using only observations of light and basic laws of physics. This intermediate level course is for the dedicated enthusiast seeking to continue AST 110  or physics students seeking a rigorous introduction, with an emphasis on how our observations have been translated into physical understanding. Topics include an introduction to the physics of astronomy, how we have unveiled the nature of stars, the composition and evolution of galaxies, the cosmological distance ladder, and observational cosmology. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: AST 110  or permission of instructor. High-school calculus or MA 117 recommended. Spring semester. Offered 2016-17 and alternate years.