Course Director: R. Campeanu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesdays, Thursdays 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Curtis Lecture Hall B
Office Hour (#3059 TEL bldg): Thursdays 6-7 pm
R.I. Campeanu "Exploration of the Universe", Pearson Pubs. 2008 ISBN-13:
A study of the universe and the science of astronomy. The course will include
such topics as: modern astronomical tools and techniques, the solar system, the
sun, stellar astrophysics,galaxies, relativity and the expanding universe,
cosmology and the question of life in the universe. The course may include a visit
to the university's observatory. This is a general education course that fills
quickly and has no prerequisites. Natural science courses are part of the general
education requirements of York University.
Course credit exclusions: SC/NATS 1880 6.00, AK/NATS 1720 6.00, AK/NATS 1750 6.00. NCR
Note: No credit will be retained if this course is taken after the successful completion of SC/PHYS
1070 3.00. Not open to any students enrolled in the Astronomy stream.
Test 1: 35%
Test 2: 35%
Lab work: 10%
Final Exam: 20%
Missed tests or lab will not be accepted unless medical or other acceptable documentation
is presented. When going to see a doctor please use the form downloaded from:
In the case of the missed test or lab its weight will be added to the weight of the other
components of grading. If you miss the final exam for medical reasons you have to apply
for deferred final examination within a week from the exam date.
Assignments are supposed to be produced through independent work. You may talk to
your classmates but the final form of the assignments must be your own. The penalty for
electronically copied assignments is a zero plus the possibility of a disciplinary action.