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I am currently not in a teaching position and so am not giving regular courses. However, I do occasionally give substitue lectures for others. Below I have archived the introductory astronomy course I taught while at the University of Virginia.




Summer 2010, University of Virginia

ASTR 1220: Intro to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

A study of stars, star formation, and evolution primarily for non-science majors. Topics include light, atoms, and modern observing technologies; origin of the chemical elements; supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, and black holes; structure and evolution of our galaxy; nature of other galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; expanding universe, cosmology, the big bang, and the early universe.