Topics in this course include: ancient and medieval astronomy, celestial coordinate systems, astronomical instrumentation, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, gravitation, stellar parallax, galactic redshifts, Hubble’s law, and modern cosmology.
This website will lead you, week-by-week, through Volume 1 of A Student's Guide using short videos and homework assignments. Each video has a code (in parentheses) that indicates the book volume, chapter, and lecture number. Click on the link for Week 1 to get started! Here are some of the course details:
PHY 101: Introduction to Astronomy meets in S105 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 - 9:50.