Academic Calendar - 2021

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021
Western Main Campus

Astronomy 2801A/B

OBSERVING THE STARS


The properties of stars, the building blocks of the universe, and how we obtain their characteristics. The night sky, coordinates, detectors, telescopes, stellar magnitudes and fluxes, spectra, interaction of light and matter, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, stellar evolution, and the Sun. Introduction to astrophysics, order of magnitude estimates, astronomical nomenclature and observations.

Prerequisite(s): (Physics 1202A/B or Physics 1402A/B or Physics 1502A/B, or the former Physics 1029A/B or the former Physics 1302A/B); (Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B) and (Calculus 1501A/B or Calculus 1301A/B with a minimum mark of 85% or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B), or the former Applied Mathematics 1413. Integrated Science 1001X with a minimum mark of 60% can be used in place of Physics 1202A/B and Calculus 1301A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY C i  
Subject Code: ASTRONOM

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