CU-Boulder ASTR 1120 - Lecture 1 (37 pages)

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University of Colorado at Boulder
Course:
Astr 1120 - General Astronomy- Stars and Galaxies

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ASTR 1120 General Astronomy Stars Galaxies Prof Rosalba Perna TA Thomas Rogers TTh 11 00 12 15 Duane G1B30 Outline of Today s Class Course goals Course overview Course information Why Are You Taking This Course A Just because I need to satisfy my science core requirement no particular interest B Because of A my fascination with the Universe C I have satisfied my core requirements I am taking this course just out of interest D Other reasons Course Goals To develop a broad view of what we know about the Universe To understand the forces that shape the Universe and its history To help you understand how we figured all this out To learn how science works Course Overview What we shall study What is our place in the Universe Light Electromagnetic What is light Radiation How do we use it to find out what and where things are Waves vs particles Telescopes Tools of the Trade Our Nearest Star The Sun Star in middle of its life STARS of very many sizes and colors Evolution path and color brightness depends sensitively on MASS STELLAR Birth and Life STAR DEATH white dwarfs neutron stars and black holes OUR GALAXY The Milky Way 200 billion stars in the Milky Way Exploring a Universe of GALAXIES Billion galaxies GALACTIC evolution Galaxy collisions quasars Dark matter dark energy and fate of universe Big Bang The Beginning What is this course NOT Astrology Astronomy Who should take this course No prerequisites aimed at non science majors No lab credit Moderate amounts of quantitative work algebra More quantitative course ASTR 1040 Prior astro course Course Information COURSE WEB PAGE http amalfi colorado edu rosalba astro1120 astro1120 html You can find announcements reading assignments syllabus lecture notes and other useful things there Grades will be posted on CULearn Required Text The Cosmic Perspective by Bennett et al 5th edition Includes Access to textbook website www masteringastronomy com Ebook animations etc and SkyGazer planetarium software You will need your own



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