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Professor & Chair of Physics
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Hands-on experience with research-grade equipment is key to learning astronomy. Knox has a state of the art teaching observatory featuring a 16' Ash dome housing a 17" PlaneWave telescope and Software Bisque mount as well as multiple smaller portable telescopes. Instruments include multiple CCD and CMOS cameras and a spectroscopic imaging system.
Courses include introductory classes in astronomy and exobiology and an upper-level laboratory-based course in observational astronomy. In upper-level courses in astrophysics and cosmology, topics include:
Some background in general physics and mathematics is needed to complete the upper-level courses.