Astronomy: Second Year Courses

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ASTRON 2E03: Planetary Astronomy

Physical and mathematical foundation of planetary astronomy. Historical development of ideas about the solar system. A modern view of the planets; the origin and evolution of the solar system and planets around other stars. [3 units]

ASTRON 2B03: The Big Questions

Ultimate questions in modern science are surveyed with emphasis on physical sciences: origin of space-time, elements and structure in the cosmos (stars, planets, galaxies). [3 units]