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AST200 Introduction to Astronomy

[3–0, 3 cr.]

The course is an Introduction to the universe, its origins and its evolution, with emphasis on conceptual rather than mathematical comprehension. The course covers topics dealing with modern theories, observations, creation and evolution of the universe, and the variety of the objects that compose it, including stars, planets, galaxies, black holes, and dark matter. The history and social implications of astronomy are also addressed. No prerequisite is required.