Astronomy

College of Arts & Sciences

The Solar System

CAS AS 101

The historical development of astronomy and the motion of the planets. The formation of the solar system. The sun and its effects on the earth. Description of the planets and the moons of our solar system, including recent results from the space program. Use of the observatory. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Scientific Inquiry I, Quantitative Reasoning I, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; lab fee: $200; total charge: $3000

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

Carl Schmidt

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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. Use of the observatory. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Scientific Inquiry I, Quantitative Reasoning I, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; lab fee: $200; total charge: $3000

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

Phillip Phipps

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