Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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ASTRO 1101

"From Black Holes to undiscovered worlds" - a journey through our fascinating universe. Ever wondered about the universe? What you see in the night sky? How stars get born and how they die? How Black holes ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 1103

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

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    Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  • 3 Credits Graded

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 formation and evolution ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5841ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

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

ASTRO 4431

Major topics include: the structure and evolution of stars; solar neutrino astronomy; stellar seismology; the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; the physics of low mass stars and connection ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 4433

An introduction to theoretical and observational cosmology aimed at interested science and engineering majors. Topics include an introduction to general relativity as applied to the cosmos; the cosmic ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHYS 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  •  5791ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  •  6777ASTRO 4940  IND 603

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    • Burns, J

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  •  6778ASTRO 4940  IND 604

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    • Campbell, D

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  •  6779ASTRO 4940  IND 605

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    • Chernoff, D

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  •  6780ASTRO 4940  IND 606

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    • Cordes, J

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  •  6781ASTRO 4940  IND 607

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    • Flanagan, E

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  •  6782ASTRO 4940  IND 608

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    • Gierasch, P

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  •  6783ASTRO 4940  IND 609

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    • Giovanelli, R

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  •  6784ASTRO 4940  IND 610

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    • Haynes, M

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  •  6785ASTRO 4940  IND 611

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    • Herter, T

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  •  6786ASTRO 4940  IND 612

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    • Houck, J

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  •  6787ASTRO 4940  IND 613

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    • Lai, D

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  •  6788ASTRO 4940  IND 614

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    • Lloyd, J

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  •  6789ASTRO 4940  IND 615

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    • Lovelace, R

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  •  8040ASTRO 4940  IND 616

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    • Lunine, J

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  •  6790ASTRO 4940  IND 617

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    • Nicholson, P

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  •  6791ASTRO 4940  IND 618

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    • Romanova, M

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  •  6792ASTRO 4940  IND 619

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    • Squyres, S

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  •  6793ASTRO 4940  IND 620

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    • Stacey, G

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  •  6794ASTRO 4940  IND 621

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    • Terzian, Y

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  •  6795ASTRO 4940  IND 622

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    • Teukolsky, S

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  •  6796ASTRO 4940  IND 623

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    • Veverka, J

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  •  6797ASTRO 4940  IND 624

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    • Wasserman, I

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  •  7894ASTRO 4940  IND 625

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    • Banfield, D

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  •  7895ASTRO 4940  IND 626

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    • Helfenstein, P

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  •  7896ASTRO 4940  IND 627

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    • Kidder, L

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  •  7897ASTRO 4940  IND 628

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    • Loredo, T

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  •  7898ASTRO 4940  IND 629

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    • Sullivan, R

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  •  7899ASTRO 4940  IND 630

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    • Thomas, P

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  •  7912ASTRO 4940  IND 631

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    • Sloan, G

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  •  8042ASTRO 4940  IND 632

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    • Hedman, M

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  •  8043ASTRO 4940  IND 633

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    • Spoon, H

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  •  8044ASTRO 4940  IND 634

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    • Tiscareno, M

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  •  8218ASTRO 4940  IND 635

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    • Riechers, D

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  •  8584ASTRO 4940  IND 636

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    • Hayes, A

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  • 10026ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

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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    Combined with: PHYS 6553

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: PHYS 7667

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: EAS 5750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 6940

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

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ASTRO 7620

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

ASTRO 7671

Course explores current issues in planetary science. Topics vary by semester. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt