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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PH1063 - Descriptive Astronomy

CATALOG DATA:
Three hours lecture. Night observation. The solar system; description and evolution of stars and the universe; methods of obtaining astronomical information; applications of astronomical knowledge.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
None
OBJECTIVES:
Detailed investigations into each of the topics listed below in the form of lectures and evaluation materials; but also observations of the sky outside of class to "further broaden one's horizons" of what is taught in class.
TOPICS COVERED:
  1. Perspectives on the Universe
  2. Introduction to Astronomy and Mass-Energy Topics
  3. Planets and the Solar System
  4. Stellar Evolution
  5. Galaxies
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