4 credits/full year
Prerequisite: Geometry, Physics, Chemistry.
This course is a survey of the Universe, light, astronomical instruments, and their historical development of Astronomy. Topics start from the quantum Universe of protons and electrons and work their way up to larger objects such as our planets, and even the largest scale of galaxies, as well as scientific theories of the creation of the Universe. The possibility of life elsewhere is discussed through. Labs supplement the course material and include an evening at an observatory.