Astronomy: The Big Picture

(or: "Really, you're an astronomer? What sign are you? I'm a Virgo!")


Astrophysics:     Goals of this astronomy "crash course":
  1. Describe the process by which we get from pretty pictures to real science
  2. Describe (very roughly!) the current state of the art of our knowledge
  3. Introduce some of the current outstanding questions which we would like to answer with a new telescope.

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