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1 CPCS 581 Course Outline Faculty of Science Department of Physics Course Outline (Fall 2018) CPCS 581 Advanced Topics in Astronomy Instructor Dave Kirsh Dept. of Physics, Ryerson University Email: [email protected] Office Hours: before class, by appointment only Prerequisites Calendar Description CPCS 181 or PCS 510; Not available to students in the Faculty of Science nor the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. The scientific method of investigation will be applied to an in-depth presentation of contemporary astronomical research on cosmology, parallel universes, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, wormholes, Dark Matter, galaxy formation and evolution, Dark Energy, exobiology, the Drake equation and related topics. Lect: 39 hrs Compulsory Textbook Reference Textbooks Course readings, available on Brightspace (my.ryerson) None Course Organization 3 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks, including 2 test days Study week: October 6 13 Final drop date for good academic standing, no refund: Nov. 16