Astronomy 103 – Survey of Astronomy (Fall 2014 @ UWM)

In the Fall semester 2014 I was teaching the course “Astronomy 103 – Survey of Astronomy” at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Astro 103 is part of the General Education Requirements and targeted at students across all subjects.

Table of Contents:

  • Powers of 10 and Scientific Notation
  • Motion of the Moon and Planets
  • Copernican Revolution and Scientific Method
  • Light, Electromagnetic radiation, and T ools of Astronomy
  • The Planets
  • The Sun
  • The Stars: Birth, Life, and Death
  • Planets beyond our solar system
  • Galaxies
  • The Universe: Birth, Evolution, and ultimate fate
  • Life beyond Planet Earth