ASTR 125 - Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology


Letter grade. Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture.

Description: Study the sun, other stars, Milky Way galaxy, other galaxies and their evolution, black holes, quasars, dark matter, and the foundations of cosmology. Will become familiar with the basic tenets of general relativity and its application to black holes. The concept regarding stars as the primary producers of energy in the universe as well as the chemicals necessary for life, is emphasized. Focus is on conceptual understanding of stars, galaxies, and the rudiments of cosmology. (AA: E5a, CSU: Area B1, UC: Area 5A)

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College of San Mateo

Department: Astronomy

Number of Units: 3

This description is for the Spring 2018 term