Middlebury

PHYS1105

Ancient Astronomy

Ancient Astronomy
In this course we will learn about astronomy through the lens of ancient civilizations. By studying the civilizations of the Babylonians and Greeks, as well as selected civilizations around the world, we will learn how ancient astronomers determined the sizes of the Earth and Moon as well as distances to bodies in the solar system and how celestial phenomena motivated religious and cultural practice. We will employ hands-on, lab-like activities, and naked-eye observations of the sky along with moderate use of mathematics to learn how our ancestors understood our place in the cosmos.
Subject:
Physics
Department:
Physics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SCI WTR

Sections

Winter 2017

PHYS1105A-W17 Lecture (Glikman)

Winter 2015

PHYS1105A-W15 Lecture (Glikman)