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Introduction to Astronomy PHYS 190 (3)

A survey of astronomy designed primarily for non-science students, with a strong emphasis on active learning outside the classroom. Covers the development of astronomy from the ancient Greeks through the Renaissance, to the modern view of the cosmos as revealed by the scientific method. Topics include naked-eye observation of the night sky, modern observational equipment and techniques, the solar system, stellar evolution, galaxies, the Hubble expansion, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, and startling new theories of the origin and destiny of the universe. Experiential activities involve active observations of the moon, stars and planets, and introductory experiments in some of the basic physics that astronomers use to explore the cosmos. Students who have received credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take PHYS 190 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joanna Woo
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
LA02 Tu 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
LA03 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
LA04 Tu 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
LA08 Th 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
LA09 Th 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
LB05 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby