ASTR 102

Exploring the Cosmos

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

Formerly: part of ASTR 120

A general course designed for non-science students. An exploration of how astronomical observations guide and challenge our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature. Cosmology, and the elusive dark matter and dark energy that determine the universe's fate. Stars, galaxies, and relics left over by the Big Bang. Black holes and relativity; supernovae and neutron stars. Practical work includes observations with campus telescopes.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ASTR 102, ASTR 120.

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

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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