Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Astronomy 298. Experimental Courses

Introduction to Astrophysics

In this class we will start exploring the physics behind astronomical phenomena. Why and how do stars shine? How do we find out compositions of stars, nebulae, and galaxies? What is the life cycle of stars? What powers supernovae, quasars, and blazars? We will also discuss unanswered problems like dark matter, dark energy and an accelerating universe.