Discover the Universe provides an overview of  modern astronomy. We will examine how observation, experimentation and exploration have led to our present day understanding of the Earth environment and the Universe we live in.

To watch a short intro video for AST1002 online follow this link: Intro Video

All sections of AST1002 cover the same topics, but the class format is different.

Online Section: 

A tour of the online section of the class can be watch here: AST1002 Web Tour

Summer B Section:

This is not a traditional lecture class, but a project based learning course with an online component. The class meets every day for six weeks during the summer. 

Life in the Universe offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the possibility of life beyond our planet, and the social and ethical implications of discovering extraterrestrial life.

This course covers the history of astronomy from prehistoric times through Newton, placing each work in the context of their historical and cultural environment. Emphasis is placed on the works of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. As part of the class you will be required to build an ancient astronomical instrument. 

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