A survey of the historical milestones in the development of astronomical modeling, as well as a study of the solar system and its constituents. Stars, galaxies, and cosmological models of the universe are also considered in detail. Intended for students with no significant exposure to the study of astronomy

This course is the first half of the two semester general physics course taken by students at Aquinas. It is recommended for students specializing in science. However students with a sincere interest in physics are always most welcome in the classroom regardless of major! The course emphasizes quantitative and conceptual understanding of the topics in introductory physics without the use of calculus. In the first semester the course will focuses on various topics in the area of classical physics.