ASTR 150

Concepts in Modern Astronomy

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

Introduces some of the great ideas and concepts in modern astronomy, as well as the basic physical principles required to understand these concepts. Topics include properties of the solar system, extrasolar planets, galaxies, expanding universe, big bang, origin of the elements, dark matter, dark energy, black holes, neutron stars.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ASTR 150, ASTR 200A.

Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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