Prerequisites: Nil.

A general non-mathematical survey of interstellar phenomenon, our Galaxy and others, and the Universe as a whole. This include stars and of the objects within galaxies such as star clusters, nebulae, black holes and pulsars/neutron stars. The significance of these phenomena will be discussed in the context of the evolution of stars from birth to death, a process governed by one force: gravity. The last section of the course will deal with other galaxies, quasars, dark matter and dark energy, and the prevailing cosmological theory of the origin and nature of the universe: the Big Bang.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

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