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Astronomy Courses

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Astronomy Courses Offered at Grenfell Campus

Our two astronomy courses, PHYS 2150 and PHYS 2151, are now available fully online, so you can learn on your terms and your schedule, wherever you are.
It gets even better – both courses use the same eText, available directly from the publisher, and a homework platform designed to give you personalized study tools and immediate feedback

PHYS 2150: The Foundations of Astronomy – offered in the fall semester – no pre-requisites

​The Foundation of Astronomy represents a general introduction to astronomy. The course emphasizes the scientific method, basic physics, night sky and objects in our solar system. Topics include space science, telescopes, spectroscopy, atomic structure, the formation and evolution of planetary systems, and the detection and properties of exoplanets.
 
Please see the sample course outline here.
 
 

PHYS 2151: Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics – offered in the winter semester – pre-requisites: 6 credit hours in Mathematics at the first year level 

​Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics is atomic structure and spectra. The sun: radiation, energetics, magnetic field. Stars: distance, velocity, size, atmospheres, interiors. Variable stars, multiple stars, clusters and stellar associations. Stellar evolution, interstellar matter, structure of the Milky Way Galaxy. Exterior galaxies, quasi-stellar objects, pulsars, cosmology.
 
 
Please see the sample course outline here.

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Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: 4th Floor, Arts and Science Building
Phone: (709) 639-2397
Email: observatory@grenfell.mun.ca



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