Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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 1700

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

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 4 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 3303

This course provides an overview of our current understanding of how galaxies have evolved over the last 13+ billion years and how their evolution has been influenced by their local intergalactic environment.  ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

ASTRO 3340

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    Combined with: ASTRO 7340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16944ASTRO 3340  LEC 001

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    • Chernoff, D

  • Will need to install Mathematica (Wolfram offers licenses to CU students at a discount).

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

  •  5861ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cordes, J

      Lloyd, J

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 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

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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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  •  5814ASTRO 4940  IND 601

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    • Bean, R

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  •  6762ASTRO 4940  IND 603

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    • Hayes, A

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  •  6764ASTRO 4940  IND 605

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    • Chernoff, D

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  •  6765ASTRO 4940  IND 606

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    • Cordes, J

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  •  6766ASTRO 4940  IND 607

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    • Flanagan, E

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  •  6769ASTRO 4940  IND 610

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    • Haynes, M

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  •  6770ASTRO 4940  IND 611

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    • Herter, T

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  •  6772ASTRO 4940  IND 613

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    • Lai, D

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  •  6773ASTRO 4940  IND 614

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    • Lloyd, J

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  •  6774ASTRO 4940  IND 615

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    • Lovelace, R

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  •  7995ASTRO 4940  IND 616

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    • Lunine, J

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  •  6775ASTRO 4940  IND 617

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    • Nicholson, P

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  •  6776ASTRO 4940  IND 618

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    • Romanova, M

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  •  6777ASTRO 4940  IND 619

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    • Squyres, S

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  •  6778ASTRO 4940  IND 620

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    • Stacey, G

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  •  6780ASTRO 4940  IND 622

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    • Teukolsky, S

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  •  6782ASTRO 4940  IND 624

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    • Wasserman, I

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  •  7854ASTRO 4940  IND 625

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    • Banfield, D

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  •  7855ASTRO 4940  IND 626

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    • Helfenstein, P

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  •  7856ASTRO 4940  IND 627

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    • Kidder, L

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  •  7857ASTRO 4940  IND 628

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    • Loredo, T

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  •  7858ASTRO 4940  IND 629

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    • Sullivan, R

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  •  7859ASTRO 4940  IND 630

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    • Thomas, P

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  •  7998ASTRO 4940  IND 633

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    • Spoon, H

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  •  8146ASTRO 4940  IND 635

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    • Riechers, D

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  •  9167ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 6525

Covers telescope design, optical design and instrumentation for wavelengths from optical to radio and their relation to current research needs. Adaptive optics, interferometry and aperture synthesis will ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

ASTRO 6531

This course will survey fluid dynamics (including magnetohydrodynamics and some plasma physics) important for understanding astronomical phenomena. Topics include basic fluid and MHD concepts and equations, ... view course details

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ASTRO 6578

Survey of chemical and physical processes important to the origin and evolution of planetary systems. The first part of the course will cover the formation of planets including the astronomical context, ... view course details

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    Combined with: EAS 5780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 6599

Intended to provide a detailed theoretical development of current ideas in cosmology. Topics include Big Bang cosmology and universe's matter content; a cosmological chronology very early universe, symmetry ... view course details

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  • 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 7340

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    Combined with: ASTRO 3340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 7690

Covers numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, integration, nonlinear equations, optimization, and fast Fourier transforms. Find out how ... view course details

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    Combined with: PHYS 4480PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat