Department Chair:

Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.
tfkent@marywood.edu
Center for Natural and Health (CNHS) building, Room 318
(570) 348-6211 ext. 2278

Administrative Assistant:

Marcia Gaughan
mgaughan@marywood.edu
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A

(570) 348-6265

Sarah A. Yeust


Class of 2013

I am currently a secondary mathematics teacher in the Blue Ridge School District. Attending Marywood University for my Mathematics/Secondary Education degree was an excellent decision. The friendships formed, as well as the small class size and personal attention, enriched my learning and made for a memorable four years!”

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Astronomy Courses

ASTR 250 The Solar System (3)

Introduction to the current state and past evolution of the Sun and its family of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. Critical focus is on developing an understanding of the Earth as a planetary body and learning how the studies of other planets and satellites influence models of the climatic, geologic, and biologic history of our home world. Other topics include energy production in stars, global warming, impact hazards, and the search for life beyond our solar system. Results from past and current NASA missions will be explored.

ASTR 260 Galaxies, Relativity, and Cosmology (3)

Introduction to the study of the structure and history of the universe. Topics include the basic properties of energy and gravity, thermonuclear fusion in stars, composition and distribution of galaxies, spacetime, Einstein's special and general relativity, cosmic microwave background, expansion of the universe, dark energy, and the theories of the big bang and inflation.