College of Arts & Sciences

The Astronomical Universe

CAS AS 102

The birth and death of stars. Red giants, white dwarfs, black holes. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, and other galaxies. The Big Bang and other cosmological theories of our expanding universe. Laboratory exercises are completed in class and telescopic observations are scheduled at night as weather permits. Use of the observatory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.