2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PHSC 40122 Descriptive Astronomy


This is an introductory course in astronomy. Topics covered involve the descriptive study of the physical universe including the earth-moon system, the solar system, general stellar system, stellar structure and evolution, galactic systems and cosmological models. The laboratory work emphasizes basic techniques and instruments used in observational astronomy. Three hours of lecture per week. Must be taken concurrently with PHSC 40123. (F, S) (MOTR ASTR 100L)