Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

ASTRO 1101

Introduces students to the physical laws of the cosmos and discusses the nature of time, the birth, evolution, and death of stars, the formation of the chemical elements, and the nature of white dwarfs, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1103

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6435ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

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  •  6436ASTRO 1101  DIS 201

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  •  6437ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

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  •  6438ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

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  •  6439ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

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  •  6440ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

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  •  6441ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

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  •  6442ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

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  •  6443ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

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  •  6444ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

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  •  6445ASTRO 1101  DIS 210

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  •  6446ASTRO 1101  DIS 211

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ASTRO 1103

Identical to ASTRO 1101 except for addition of the laboratory. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6639ASTRO 1103  LEC 001

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  •  6640ASTRO 1103  DIS 201

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  •  6642ASTRO 1103  DIS 202

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  •  6643ASTRO 1103  DIS 203

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  •  6644ASTRO 1103  DIS 204

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  •  6645ASTRO 1103  DIS 205

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  •  6646ASTRO 1103  DIS 206

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  •  6647ASTRO 1103  DIS 207

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  •  6648ASTRO 1103  DIS 208

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  •  6649ASTRO 1103  DIS 209

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  •  6650ASTRO 1103  DIS 210

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  •  6651ASTRO 1103  DIS 211

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  •  6641ASTRO 1103  LAB 401

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  •  6652ASTRO 1103  LAB 402

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  •  6653ASTRO 1103  LAB 404

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ASTRO 1195

Provides a "hands-on" introduction to observational astronomy intended for liberal arts students at the freshman and sophomore level. High school mathematics is assumed, but otherwise there are no formal ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8425ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

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  •  8426ASTRO 1195  LAB 401

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ASTRO 1700

From ancient Mediterranean seafarers to the Mars rovers, from Christopher Columbus to the Apollo astronauts, humans have for centuries explored the far reaches of our planet. Now we are venturing into ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7940ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

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  •  8513ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

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  •  8514ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

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  •  7947ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

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  •  7948ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

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  •  9739ASTRO 1700  DIS 207

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ASTRO 2202

Writing course designed to develop an understanding of our home planet as a member of a diverse family of objects in our solar system. Discussion centers on how studies of other planets and satellites ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16268ASTRO 2202  LEC 001

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ASTRO 2212

Introduction to the solar system with emphasis on the quantitative application of simple physical principles to the understanding of what we observe or can deduce. Topics include the Sun and the interior ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16274ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

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ASTRO 2290

Provides a geometrically based introduction to special and general relativity, followed by consideration of astrophysical applications. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16059ASTRO 2290  LEC 001

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ASTRO 2299

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the cosmos and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos.  It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16062ASTRO 2299  LEC 001

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ASTRO 4410

Observational astrophysics. Major experiments involve techniques in CCD (charge-coupled-device) imaging, optical photometry, optical spectroscopy, radiometry, radio spectroscopy and radio astronomy. The ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5854ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

    • TBA
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  • First meeting is from 4:30 to 5:30 to ascertain the regular meeting pattern of the class from then on.

ASTRO 4431

Overview of modern astrophysical concepts for physical science majors. Major topics include stellar formation, structure, and evolution; stellar atmospheres; compact objects (white dwarf, neutron star, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5798ASTRO 4431  LEC 001

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ASTRO 4445

One-semester introduction to general relativity that develops the essential structure and phenomenology of the theory without requiring prior exposure to tensor analysis. General relativity is a fundamental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHYS 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6488ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

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  •  8871ASTRO 4445  DIS 201

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ASTRO 4940

Individuals work on selected topics. A program of study is devised by the student and instructor. view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5799ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6876ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Burns, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6877ASTRO 4940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Campbell, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6878ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6879ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6880ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6881ASTRO 4940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6882ASTRO 4940  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Giovanelli, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6883ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6884ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6885ASTRO 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Houck, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6886ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6887ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6888ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8347ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6889ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6890ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6891ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6892ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6893ASTRO 4940  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Terzian, Y

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6894ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6895ASTRO 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6896ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8069ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8070ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8071ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8072ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8073ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8074ASTRO 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8089ASTRO 4940  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Sloan, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8349ASTRO 4940  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Hedman, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8350ASTRO 4940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8351ASTRO 4940  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Tiscareno, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8695ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9777ASTRO 4940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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ASTRO 6509

A comprehensive introduction to Einstein's theory of relativistic gravity. This course focuses on the formal structure of the theory. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHYS 6553

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16025ASTRO 6509  LEC 001

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ASTRO 6560

Intended to provide a systematic development of stellar astrophysics, both theory and observations. Topics include hydrostatic equilibrium; equation of state; radiation transfer and atmospheres; convection ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHYS 7667

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16267ASTRO 6560  LEC 001

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ASTRO 6575

Introduction to radiative transfer in emitting and scattering atmospheres. Radiative energy balance and radiative equilibrium. Structures of the atmospheres in the solar system. Introduction to motions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: EAS 5750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16270ASTRO 6575  LEC 001

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ASTRO 6590

The universe, its large-scale structure and history; morphology, photometry, dynamics, kinematics and active nuclei of galaxies; galaxy formation and evolution; cosmological theory and observations. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16272ASTRO 6590  LEC 001

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ASTRO 6940

Guided reading and seminars on topics not currently covered in regular courses. view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5852ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6898ASTRO 6940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Burns, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6899ASTRO 6940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Campbell, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6900ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6901ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6902ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6903ASTRO 6940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6904ASTRO 6940  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Giovanelli, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6905ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6906ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6907ASTRO 6940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Houck, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6908ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6909ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6910ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8348ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6911ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6912ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6913ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6914ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6915ASTRO 6940  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Terzian, Y

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6916ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6917ASTRO 6940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6918ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8075ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8076ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8077ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8078ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8079ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8080ASTRO 6940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8088ASTRO 6940  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Sloan, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8352ASTRO 6940  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Hedman, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8353ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8354ASTRO 6940  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Tiscareno, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8694ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9779ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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ASTRO 7671

The course will review the current understanding of comets. Particular attention will be given to results obtained by recent spacecraft missions. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16273ASTRO 7671  SEM 101

  •