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ASTR 160 - Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
Professor Bailyn introduces the course and discusses the course material and requirements. The three major topics that the course will cover are exoplanets, black holes and dark energy. Class proper begins (at about 20:00) with a discussion on planetary orbits. A brief history of astronomy is also given and its major contributors over the centuries are introduced: Ptolemy, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton.
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