Introduction to Astronomy Course

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PHYS 110
Introductory
Astronomy
Instructor:
Dr. Richard Bowman
ASTRONOMY IN THE NEWS
Moon and Mars passed near each other in our sky
(5/31)
 Auroras seen as far south as Nashville, TN, USA
(5/15)

Source: Larry Koehn
MORE ASTRONOMY IN THE NEWS
 First
photo of a
planet orbiting
another star (other
than the Sun) is
made public.
R. Neuhäuser, et al, reported on
March 31 the direct imaging of a
2-M(Jup.) exoplanet orbiting the
K7 star GQ Lup (0.7 M(Sun)).
Planet is 103 AU from star and
orbits once every 1200 years!
MORE ASTRONOMY IN THE NEWS
 Cassini-Huygens
spacecraft arrived at
Saturn for a fouryear observational
mission. (1/05)
Video Source:
European Space Agency
COURSE MISSION
The student will be introduced to:
 what we know,
 what we guess and
 what we haven’t the vaguest idea about
with regard to our physical universe.
LET’S ENJOY
THE JOURNEY
TOGETHER!
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