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General Information - Astronomy: Universe as we know it...

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Astronomy: Universe as we know it Course Number: 0846 Section: 002 1. Instructor Information Name: Dr. Ergin H. Ahmed Office: Barton Hall BA125 E-mail: erahmed@temple.edu Phone: 215-204-1398 Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00 pm, Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2. Textbook Title: Voyages Through the Universe , Third Edition (2004). Authors: A. Fraknoi, D. Morrison, and S. Wolff Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. ISBN-13: 978-0-495-01789-9 ISBN-10: 0-495-01789-2 3. Course Description The course introduces ideas and methods of scientific thinking in the context of astronomy. We will study the origin and history of the Universe and the formation of the Earth and the solar system. We will compare the Earth's properties with those of the other planets and explore how the heavens have influenced human thought and action. During the course the general properties of stars and galaxies, the birth and the death of stars as well as some basic knowledge about the laws governing the motion of the celestial
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