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Astronomy 1F03
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1- 1. Course Outline Today we will: – Go over the course outline – Talk a little about your interests in astronomy – Test our iClickers (henceforth “clickers”) – Familiarize ourselves with some very basic astronomical terminology Outline 1.0
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1- Course Objectives 1.1 Our goals in this course will be: – to encourage a sense of awe and appreciation for the topics investigated in modern astrophysics – to familiarize ourselves with some of the important results from modern astronomy – to study the physical principles and techniques necessary to understand astronomical phenomena – to learn how to think critically about concepts in astronomy, physics, and space science – to encourage an understanding of astronomy as a discipline with a long and rich history – to have fun!
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1- In this course, I will present an overview of the current scientific understanding of the cosmos Because this is a survey course, we have a lot of freedom to choose what we will study Topics Covered 1.2
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1- Among the core topics we will study are: – the night sky – the origins and early history of astronomy – the motions of the Sun, Moon, and planets, including the seasons and the phases of the Moon – Renaissance astronomy (Tcyho Brahe, Galileo, Kepler’s laws, etc.) – Newton and gravity – the Earth-Moon system – terrestrial planets – Jovian planets – the smaller bodies of the solar system—
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