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Salem, Oregon 97301

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PHYS 210 (NW) Astronomy (1)

Descriptive astronomy of the celestial sphere. Megalithic astronomy. Astronomy of classical antiquity. The Copernican revolution. Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. Spectroscopic methods of astronomy. Stellar physics and stellar evolution. The interstellar medium, star clusters and our galaxy. Other galaxies, the expanding universe, quasars and cosmology.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding the Natural World

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Watkins