Rayf Shiell - Optical Physics Group, Trent University

PHYS 1510H: Introductory Astronomy I

Instructor Information

Rayf Shiell; rayfshiell@trentu.ca, 748 1011 x7023

Course Information

Summary: A general science course accessible to all students. Topics include sky phenomena, the history of astronomy, telescopes and detectors, and an exploration of the Solar System. No prerequisite. As a general science course it is not a countable ‘PHYS’ credit towards a major or minor in Physics.

The syllabus from the last time I taught this course can be found here, with the schedule of class readings here.

This course is accessed through the Blackboard online learning system. Check out learn.trentu.ca.