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A non-technical introduction to astronomy, with an emphasis on stars, galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the universe, with additional material for honors students. Topics covered include the nature of light, atoms, and telescopes; the birth, evolution, and death of stars (including an introduction to black holes); the Milky Way Galaxy and its development over time; normal galaxies, active galaxies, and cannibal galaxies; and the Big Bang model (of the origin and ultimate fate of the cosmos.) The honors section offers a challenging intellectual environment which covers the same outine as the general class but in more depth. The students will also apply the classroom knowledge and research in developing a deeper appreciation for the stellar astronomy.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Corequisite: ASTR 54H
Advisory: Concurent enrollment in ASTR 10L; Not open to students with credit in ASTR 10B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.

Honors Program

Summer Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: Closed

Office Closed in August

Online Forms
Application (Word)
Try An Honors App (Word)
Honors Scholars (Word)
Counseling Verification (Word)

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