Astronomy

Course Lead Instructor:  Bethany Belleque, MIT

TAs: TBD

Time: Jan 10-14, 16:00-17:00

Location: TBD

COURSE MATERIAL

You can find most of our lecture notes, course materials, code examples etc. in this Dropbox directory.

Course description:

An introduction to astronomy, both theoretical and observational. Students will learn the principles that hold our solar system together, how stars work, and basic observational astronomy skills.

Learn how to measure a star’s distance using its brightness, how telescopes work, how to take star trail photos, and more!

 

Topics:

  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Optics
  • Stars (how they work and their life cycles)
  • Astrophotography
  • Stargazing