Stars and the Milky Way

ASTR202 (Liberal Arts) Stars and the Milky Way 5 hrs. 4 crs. A scientific introduction to the stars and our home galaxy. Topics include gravity, electromagnetic radiation, thermodynamics, fusion, stellar motions and evolution, the general properties of stars and how they are derived from theory and observation. Also discussed are the structure, size, content and rotation of the Milky Way galaxy. Preq: MATH 121. Coreq: MATH 121. Laboratory, computer and observatory exercises will be used, including at least one nighttime lab. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.