Discovering Astronomy - AST 201

This course is a non-calculus based introduction to astronomy. It explores the wonders of the universe using observations from space and from the ground. It covers the solar system, stars and their evolution (black holes, white dwarfs…), galaxies and cosmology (the Big-Bang…). The course will include an observing night to discover the night sky, readings, and some elementary observations. Not open to physics students.