PHAS1511: Foundations of Astronomy

You might also be interested in the PHAS 1513/23 (astronomy dissertation) pages.

Course overview

This course covers some fundamental aspects of astronomy, including historical aspects such as star names and constellations, the appearance of the night sky and how it changes with time, the nature of light, telescopes, the lives of stars, galaxies and the universe.

I no longer teach this course but I will leave my notes here for now. You can see the notes for all the years that I taught the course: 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011