Introduction to Astronomy

This class is archived!

Instructors: Eric


This course will teach the fundamentals of astronomy. We will discuss topics such as the Solar System, radiation, the star cycle, and more. Students are not expected to be familiar with any of the concepts yet, as this is an introductory course. We will cover some pretty challenging concepts, so get ready for a wild ride.

Don't expect much homework outside of a few online quizzes, which won't take too much time.

Brief Syllabus

  1. History and Introduction
  2. Light and Radiation
  3. Solar System
  4. Solar System Pt. 2
  5. The Sun
  6. The Stars and the Interstellar Medium
  7. Star Cycle
  8. Star Remnants, Neutron Stars and Black Holes
  9. Milky Way, Galaxies, and Dark Matter
  10. Will the Universe Die? Why are we Alone?

Class Information:

Start Date Class Times Number of Classes Size Waitlist Size
2020-07-17 Friday 18:00-19:00 10 30/Unlimited Waitlist not available