Full course description
From Planets to the Cosmos is an overview of astronomy from our solar system to the universe as a whole. Designed for a general audience, this course is organized around three overarching and interconnected themes:
The Long Copernican Revolution
The historical discovery of the architecture of our solar system and our on-going search for planetary systems around other stars.
The Lives of the Stars
The observed properties, inner workings, and life cycles of stars from their birth to their ends as white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.
The history of galaxies and the universe, the structure of the universe on its largest scales, observational evidence for the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy, and the origin and ultimate fate of the universe.