ASTR 109 B: Measuring the Universe

Spring 2022
Meeting:
TTh 11:30am - 12:50pm / GWN 201
SLN:
10566
Section Type:
Lecture
Instructor:
Catalog Description:
How did we measure the distance to the Sun, the mass of the Earth, the age of the Universe? How do we know that everyday matter is composed of atoms? Provides a mostly descriptive, historical introduction to the methods different societies have devised to solve such quandaries, in the process constraining nature's laws and shaping the physical sciences into their modern form.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Natural Sciences (NSc)
Credits:
3.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
May 16, 2024 - 5:14 am