UT Dallas 2013 Graduate Catalog

PHYS5319 - Astronomy: Our Place in Space

PHYS 5319 (SCI 5326) Astronomy: Our Place in Space (3 semester hours) Focus is on developing student understanding of how our planet fits within a larger astronomical context. Topics include common misconceptions in astronomy, scale in the Solar System and beyond, phases of the Moon, seasons, navigating the night sky, our Sun as a star, space weather, properties and lifecycles of stars, galaxies, and cosmology. (3-0) T