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New Class Meets Gen Ed Science Requirement

New Class Meets Gen Ed Science Requirement

1/10/2012
 

WVSU is offering a new class that meets the general education requirement for science. The class, Physics 102: Physical Science Survey II, introduces students to the earth/space sciences. The 4-credit hour course will be taught by, Dr. Andrew Schedl, assistant professor of physics. It is scheduled to meet Monday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in 307 Hamblin Hall and on Friday from 2 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in 311 Hamblin.

The Hubble Telescope is credited for changing ideas about the formation of the solar system. It is now believed that our sun was born in a stellar nursery with thousands of other stars that are within ten light years. Four billion years ago the night sky was brighter than it is today.

 Depiction of the night sky 4 billion years ago

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