This general interest course is a qualitative course on the concepts and discoveries in astronomy. The topic this year is “Cosmic Sights” and we will use astronomy images as a starting point for exploring astronomical objects and physical phenomena, such as light and gravity. The course provides a qualitative astronomy background ranging from planets and stars to galaxies and cosmology. A few special sessions at Glenlea Observatory and the Lockhart Planetarium introduce the student to scientific method. Although simple arithmetic and trigonometry will be used occasionally, this is a descriptive course.
Course website: http://www.physics.umanitoba.ca/~english/2013fallphys1830/