A survey of the properties of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Topics include: observed properties of stars; stellar birth, evolution and death; white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes; galactic structure and evolution; supermassive black holes; large-scale structure of the universe; the Big Bang and inflation; life in the universe; the nature of light. PHYS 1304 is not a prerequisite for PHYS 1305. May be taken without enrolling in PHYS 1103.
Approaches to Creation and Analysis