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Physics

Astronomy 30500

ASTR 30500: Methods in Astronomy

Designed to fulfill the 30000-level core science requirement, the course covers the fundamental physical laws that underlie the motions of heavenly bodies, including Newtonian mechanics and Einstein's theory of relativity, planetary, stellar and galactic evolution; the methods, techniques and instruments used by modern astronomy, including the Hubble Space Telescope and planetary space probes. 3 lect., 1 rec. hr./wk., slides, films, planetarium shows, field trips; 3 cr.