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PHY206 Exploring the Universe

Introduction to the universe beyond the solar system. Distance to stars, classes of stars, structure of stars, stellar evolution, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, pulsars, quasars, radio astronomy, the Milky Way, galaxies, relativity and cosmology. Planetarium demonstrations, sky viewing with telescopes and computer simulation. No science preparation required. Limited use of Algebra.


  • 3


  • GE3: NSCI
  • GE4: Natural Science Course
  • Liberal Arts
  • Systematic Inquiry


  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate