These are actual questions that were asked and explored in the class. The class explores astrophysics in a Socratic manner; questions are asked and related concepts are subsequently discussed and expanded on as a class.
- How do you calculate the mass of a star without measuring it?
- How are distances of stars determined without any physical measurements?
- How do you determine the temperature of a planet given its distance to its star and that star's temperature?
- How old is the universe? How do you know how old the universe actually is?