ASTR 109 A: Measuring the Universe

Winter 2023
Meeting:
MW 11:30am - 12:20pm / NAN 181
SLN:
10606
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 - 5:10 pm