PHYS120W
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This course is for the student who wants to understand some of the basic fundamentals of astronomy and is curious about the universe in which we live. It is a course that does not require a strong background in algebra or trigonometry. The course uses an activity-based approach in which students can learn basic laws of astronomy and explore the locations of the planets and stars during the day or night as seen from any location on earth at any time – past, present, or future. Students do not need a real telescope to do this. There are numerous demonstrations and hands-on student activities throughout the course