PH1063 - Descriptive Astronomy

Catalog Data

Three hours lecture. Night observation. The solar system; description and evolution of stars and the universe; methods of obtaining astronomical information; applications of astronomical knowledge.

Prerequisites By Topic



Detailed investigations into each of the topics listed below in the form of lectures and evaluation materials; but also observations of the sky outside of class to "further broaden one's horizons" of what is taught in class.

Topics Covered

  1. Perspectives on the Universe
  2. Introduction to Astronomy and Mass-Energy Topics
  3. Planets and the Solar System
  4. Stellar Evolution
  5. Galaxies