GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
Last update January 2017. This information is subject to
change. The syllabus distributed in class supersedes the
information on this page.
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE
||Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
||Dr. Peter Shull
||One or two
PREREQUISITES AND SUPPORT COURSES
None, but students should be comfortable with the HS math
and science required for admission to OSU.
Survey of current knowledge about stars, galaxies, and the
Universe as a whole.
BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE
The structure and life cycles of stars, galaxies, and the
Universe; the search for extraterrestrial intelligence; interstellar
travel; black holes.
STYLE/MODE OF TEACHING
Two weekly lectures, and one weekly computer project (done
independently; allow about two hours of your own choosing per week).
EXAMS AND MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS
Three exams and one final.
Optional sky viewings at OSU's observatory and elsewhere.
Semester grade is based on the exams (75%) and projects
POLICY ON ATTENDANCE
TEXT MATERIALS (see syllabus for details)
Astronomy, 8th edition, by D. Moché (also used for
Exploring the Universe with
Voyager 4, 2nd edition, by B. Monson and P. Shull.
DROP AND ADD POLICY
ASTR 1023 is offered every Spring, and ASTR 1013 (The
Solar System) every Fall.