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Westfield State University    
  Jan 19, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook

ASTR 0101 - Astronomy

Credits: 3

A broad introductory survey of astronomy that also provides students with an introduction to scientific methodology and the multifaceted interactions between science, technology, and society. Topics to be covered include the history of astronomy, basic observations of the night sky, the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, supernovae, pulsars, black holes, the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, cosmology, and the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Several optional observing sessions will be held on clear evenings.