BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Descriptive Astronomy



$ 579.00

Instructor: Michael DeLoss Joner MS
Credits: 3.00

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Nonmathematical presentation of knowledge of the content and history of the cosmos, frequently using observatory and planetarium.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Astronomy and the Universe
Lesson 2: The Night Sky, Eclipses, and Motions
Lesson 3: History and the Waltz of the Planets
Lesson 4: The Physics of Light and Matter
Lesson 5: Optics and Telescopes
Lesson 6: Comparative Planetology
Lesson 7: The Inner Solar System
Lesson 8: The Exploration of the Moon
Lesson 9: The Outer Solar System
Lesson 10: Vagabonds of the Solar System
Lesson 11: Our Star, the Sun
Lesson 12: Midcourse Self Evaluation
Lesson 13: The Nature of Stars
Lesson 14: Stellar Evolution: The Birth of Stars
Lesson 15: Stellar Evolution: Post-Main Sequence Life
Lesson 16: Stellar Evolution: Variable Stars
Lesson 17: Stellar Evolution: The Death of Stars
Lesson 18: Stellar Evolution: Neutron Stars and Black Holes
Lesson 19: Our Galaxy
Lesson 20: Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies
Lesson 21: Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
Lesson 22: Cosmology-The Origin of the Universe
Lesson 23: Cosmology-Exploring the Early Universe
Lesson 24: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Lesson 25: Preparing for the Final Exam

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.

   No Materials required for this course!