AST 121 - The Discovery of Galaxies (Foundations F4d)
Galactic astronomy from the Seventeenth Century to the early Twentieth Century. Examines changing ideas about the place of our solar system within the Milky Way galaxy and the existence of other galaxies. Emphasizes the historical development of new theories and how those theories were evaluated. Intended to satisfy general-education requirement in science for non-science majors. Major elective for Concentration II physics major. Credit not allowed toward Concentration I physics major.