Astronomy Before the Telescope

ASYR 1600 S01 [CRN: 15639]

This course provides an introduction to the history of astronomy from ancient times down to the invention of the telescope, focusing on the development of astronomy in Babylon, Greece, China, the medieval Islamic world, and Europe. The course will cover topics such as the invention of the zodiac, cosmological models, early astronomical instruments, and the development of astronomical theories. We will also explore the reasons people practiced astronomy in the past. No prior knowledge of astronomy is necessary for this course.
Term
Fall 2019
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:30 - 11:50 Tue, Thu - from Sep 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Exam Group Code
13