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HLast Revised January 3, 2019cuEfj:1HHUMBERGeneral ElectiveWinter 2019Section(s): 01SCMA 1050: AstronomyInstructional SupportInstructor Name:Phone Number:Fax Number:Instructor Email:Office:Office Hours:Program Head:Email and Extension:Academic Advisor:Guelph Humber Website:Mauricio Argote416-798-1331 ext. 6312416-798-2905[email protected]GH 208Fri. 11am - 12pmMatthew LaGrone[email protected]; ext. 6231General Elective Course. Please contact appropriateAcademic Advisor within your program area.Course DetailsPre-requisites:Co-requisites:Restrictions:Credits:Course Website (If applicable):Method of Delivery:NoneNoneNone0.503-0 (Lecture)Calendar DescriptionUsing both historical and contemporary data, students examine the planets, the life cycle of stars,the nature of galaxies, and the origin and future of the cosmos. An understanding of the scientificprocess, from raw data to the formulation of physical laws, provides an underlying thread to thecourse. Students describe and explain the evolution of astronomical knowledge, and apply theirunderstanding through direct observation.Page1of9
HLast Revised January 3, 2019Course Learning OutcomesOn completion of this course the student will be able to:1.Describe the general movements of sun, moon, planets, stars and constellations inunambiguous terms and identify prominent constellations of the seasonal sky.2.Demonstrate the skills necessary to continue exploration of the night sky throughall seasons of the year with the naked eye, or with aid of binoculars, telescopes,Planetariums or computer software.3.Point out the difference between a casual, non-structured, qualitative descriptionof some item of the night sky, and a systematic, critical, quantitative observation.4.Outline the structure and scale of the universe using the domains of solar system,Milky Way Galaxy and collections of galaxies and be able to assign numbers,distances, sizes and times to the features within these domains.5.Summarize the historical development of models of the universe from ancientcivilizations to modern times and note the impact of the major developments onastronomy in particular, and human thinking in general.6.Compare the characteristics of the Terrestrial and Jovian Planets and show howthe consistent features of the planets as well as the role of asteroids, comets andmeteors point to a model for the origin of our solar system.7.Recognize that all matter emits electromagnetic radiation characteristic of thematerial and its particular state and that the transmission of electromagneticradiation as radio waves, micro-waves, infrared, visible and ultraviolet light, x-rays and gamma rays is the way we become aware of objects in the universe.

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