Course created by Tammy Smecker-Hane
Introduction to Astronomy
History of astronomy. Underlying physics. Objects in the solar system and how they are studied. Properties of stars: their formation, structure, and evolution. Pulsars and black holes. Galaxies and quasars.
For detailed information, please see the Syllabus. There are 26 pre-recorded lectures in this course that students will view online. An online homework assignment and quiz are due each week, and there are two 1-hour long, multiple-choice exams and a 2-hour long, multiple-choice final exam in the course.
Registration opens: Nov 27, 2017
Registration ends: Jan 7, 2018
First day of instruction: Jan 8, 2018
Last day of instruction: March 16, 2018
Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.
Online proctoring by ProctorU: Costs vary; average cost is between $20 and $60 per course.
Required Textbook: “21st Century Astronomy (4th edition”, L. Kay, S. Palen, B. Smith & G. Blumenthal (2013), WW Norton, Inc.