Astronomy 123 introduces students to the structure and evolution of our galaxy
and the Universe. Galaxies similar to the Milky Way, and those much different,
are studied, leading to an understanding of the position of our galaxy in the
vast Universe. The course includes an introduction to the theories of the forces
of nature as they pertain to this study. The place of humankind in the
Universe is examined. The search for extraterrestrial life is discussed.