Prerequisites: Nil.

A general non-mathematical survey of our Galaxy, including the nearer stars, and of the features within the Galaxy such as star clusters, nebulae and pulsars. The significance of these phenomena will be discussed in the context of the evolution of stars from birth to death. The last section of the course will deal with other galaxies, quasars and the theories of the origin and nature of the universe.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Successors: 74:284.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 74:185 in the BU Course Transfer Database.