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Exploring the Universe: Stars and Galaxies
The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 20100819.jpg
ASTR 311
Section: 201
Instructor: Jeremy Heyl
Office: Hennings 417
Office Hours: MWF 11-12
Class Schedule: MWF 12-1
Classroom: Hennings 201
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Exploring the Universe: Stars and Galaxies

Instructor: Jeremy Heyl

Learning Goals

  1. Be a lifelong observer of nature, seeking the patterns behind what you see.
  2. Decide and judge using quantitative reasoning.
  3. Use the scientific method to synthesize and refine explanations for what you experience.
  4. Explain how stars form, produce energy and what happens when they exhaust their fuel.
  5. Describe the various structures in the Universe from groups of stars to the largest scales.
  6. Outline the history of the Universe from its formation until today and its possible futures.
  7. Explain how life on Earth relies on the rest of the Universe.


Astronomy Today (8th Edition) by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan