Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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

  •  6388ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

  •  6389ASTRO 1101  DIS 201

  •  6390ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

  •  6391ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

  •  6392ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

  •  6393ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

  •  6394ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

  •  6395ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

  •  6396ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

  •  6397ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

  •  6398ASTRO 1101  DIS 211

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

  •  6576ASTRO 1103  LEC 001

  •  6577ASTRO 1103  DIS 201

  •  6579ASTRO 1103  DIS 202

  •  6580ASTRO 1103  DIS 203

  •  6581ASTRO 1103  DIS 204

  •  6582ASTRO 1103  DIS 205

  •  6583ASTRO 1103  DIS 206

  •  6584ASTRO 1103  DIS 207

  •  6585ASTRO 1103  DIS 208

  •  6586ASTRO 1103  DIS 209

  •  6587ASTRO 1103  DIS 211

  •  6578ASTRO 1103  LAB 401

  •  6588ASTRO 1103  LAB 402

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8090ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

  •  8091ASTRO 1195  LAB 401

    • W
    • Stacey, G

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

  •  8757ASTRO 2202  LEC 001

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

  •  8758ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

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

  •  5790ASTRO 4431  LEC 001

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

  • 18715ASTRO 4433  LEC 001

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

  •  6437ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

  •  8375ASTRO 4445  DIS 201

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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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5791ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6777ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Burns, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6778ASTRO 4940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Campbell, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6779ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6780ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6781ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6782ASTRO 4940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6783ASTRO 4940  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Giovanelli, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6784ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6785ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6786ASTRO 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Houck, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6787ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6788ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6789ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8040ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6790ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6791ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6792ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6793ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6794ASTRO 4940  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Terzian, Y

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6795ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6796ASTRO 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6797ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7894ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7895ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7896ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7897ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7898ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7899ASTRO 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7912ASTRO 4940  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Sloan, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8042ASTRO 4940  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Hedman, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8043ASTRO 4940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8044ASTRO 4940  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Tiscareno, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8218ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8584ASTRO 4940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 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

  • 17289ASTRO 6509  LEC 001

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

  • 17198ASTRO 6560  LEC 001

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

  • 17202ASTRO 6575  LEC 001

ASTRO 6940

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5840ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6798ASTRO 6940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Burns, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6799ASTRO 6940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Campbell, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6800ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6801ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6802ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6803ASTRO 6940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6804ASTRO 6940  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Giovanelli, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6805ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6806ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6807ASTRO 6940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Houck, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6808ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6809ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6810ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8041ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6811ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6812ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6813ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6814ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6815ASTRO 6940  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Terzian, Y

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  •  6816ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6817ASTRO 6940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6818ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7900ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7901ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  •  7902ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  •  7903ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  •  7904ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  •  7905ASTRO 6940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  •  7911ASTRO 6940  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Sloan, G

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  •  8045ASTRO 6940  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Hedman, M

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  •  8046ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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  •  8047ASTRO 6940  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Tiscareno, M

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  •  8217ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8585ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10027ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 7620

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Seminar: Studies of the Interstellar Medium

  • 17197ASTRO 7620  SEM 101

ASTRO 7671

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

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Comets

  • 17201ASTRO 7671  SEM 101