Program Contact:

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

Administrative Assistant:

Marcia Gaughan
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A

(570) 348-6265

Corey Foote

Class of 2013

I teach 8th grade mathematics at Carbondale Area High School. Marywood provided me with higher level math and problem solving skills that help me in the classroom. I believe that the deeper a teacher knows their subject, the better they can teach it.

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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.