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ASTRON C10 Introduction to General Astronomy

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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class was so interesting and Alex is the coolest professor ever! He explains the difficult concepts in a way that makes them easier to grasp.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course are definitely the more abstract concepts like black holes because Alex gets so enthusiastic while teaching.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to not fall behind on viewing lectures if you watch the webcasts. Also, start the labs early so that you don't run out of time.

    • Fall 2016
    • Alex Fillipenko
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions
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    Oct 07, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It is not an easy class! There is much more physics involved than you would expect. However, Alex Filippenko is an amazing professor who puts so much into each lecture. If you try hard and attend class, you will learn a lot and enjoy this class.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about our solar system, our galaxy, what stars are made of, orbits, equations for determining peak wavelength, etc., exploding stars, black holes, and all that space has to offer. I'm still in the class and it is pretty exciting wondering what lecture will be on today. Alex Filippenko is a highlight of the course and makes each lecture a great time.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely put a lot of effort into this course. It seems easy, but unless you are very familiar with astronomy and astrophysics, you will need to work hard to do well. Attend TALC sessions to help you with homework, and there are study sessions led by the GSIs before the midterms. Go to office hours if you have questions.

    • Fall 2016
    • FILIPPENKO
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours
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    Jul 11, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Pay attention in lecture and you will not need to study.

    Course highlights:

    Slides alone are not very helpful...

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Easy, easy class. It's hard not to get an A on the cases since he is so lenient grading them (most of the time)

    • Spring 2016
    • ALLEN,JL

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