PHYS 1902 V - From our Star to the Cosmos

Starting with the Sun, the course studies its composition and source of power, then compares our Sun with the other stars in the galaxy and beyond. Modern ideas concerning the structure, origin and evolution of the universe, pulsars and supernovae are examined. A 14-inch telescope is available for student use.Note: Science students may only take this course as a free elective. Precludes additional credit for PHYS 2203.

CRN for section V: 14097

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 14098

In-class lecture time & location:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:35pm to 8:55pm, 103 SC

Instructor: David Maybury

David Maybury

About the instructor: Nothing captures the imagination like the cosmos. I've been teaching astronomy for non-science students at Carleton for the last seven years. My background is in high energy with a focus on early universe cosmology. And while I currently work as a scientist for the Department of National Defence, I find sharing my enthusiasm for science with young minds wonderfully rewarding. Thanks to Carleton's observatory, which houses a computer controlled 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, students have the opportunity to view the heavens for themselves every clear night after class. Carl Sagan once said the studying astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. Each year, our students, regardless of their majors, discover this truth for themselves.

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