Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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

  •  6387ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

  •  6388ASTRO 1101  DIS 201

  •  6389ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

  •  6390ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

  •  6391ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

  •  6392ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

  •  6393ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

  •  6394ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

  •  6395ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

  •  6396ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

  •  6397ASTRO 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

  •  6569ASTRO 1103  LEC 001

  •  6570ASTRO 1103  DIS 201

  •  6572ASTRO 1103  DIS 202

  •  6573ASTRO 1103  DIS 203

  •  6574ASTRO 1103  DIS 204

  •  6575ASTRO 1103  DIS 205

  •  6576ASTRO 1103  DIS 206

  •  6577ASTRO 1103  DIS 207

  •  6578ASTRO 1103  DIS 208

  •  6579ASTRO 1103  DIS 209

  •  6580ASTRO 1103  DIS 211

  •  6571ASTRO 1103  LAB 401

  •  6581ASTRO 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

  •  8040ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

  •  8041ASTRO 1195  LAB 401

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

  • 16516ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

  • 16517ASTRO 1700  DIS 201

  • 16518ASTRO 1700  DIS 202

  • 16519ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

  • 16520ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

  • 16521ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

  • 16522ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

  • 16523ASTRO 1700  DIS 207

ASTRO 2202

Writing course designed to develop an understanding of modern solar system exploration. Discussion will center on describing our home planet as a member of a diverse family of objects in our solar system. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8578ASTRO 2202  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hayes, A

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

  •  8579ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

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

  • 16824ASTRO 3303  LEC 001

ASTRO 3340

Introduces modern symbolic manipulator programs, such as Mathematica and Maple, for students of quantitative disciplines. It will be offered as an elective in astronomy. The course will cover language ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASTRO 7340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16944ASTRO 3340  LEC 001

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

ASTRO 4410

The course covers methods in optical and radio astronomy and selected topics in astrophysics.  Major experiments use techniques chosen from charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging, optical photometry, optical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5861ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

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

  •  5813ASTRO 4431  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

  •  6432ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

  •  8300ASTRO 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

  •  5814ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6762ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6764ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6765ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6766ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6769ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6770ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6772ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6773ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6774ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7995ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6775ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6776ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6777ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6778ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6780ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6782ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7854ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7855ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7856ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7857ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7858ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7859ASTRO 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7998ASTRO 4940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8146ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9167ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 6525

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16828ASTRO 6525  LEC 001

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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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

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

  • 16930ASTRO 6578  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

  •  5860ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6785ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6786ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6787ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6790ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6791ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6793ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6794ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6795ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7996ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6796ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6797ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6798ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6799ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6801ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6803ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7860ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7861ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7862ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7863ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7864ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7865ASTRO 6940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8001ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8145ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8469ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9168ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 7340

Introduces modern symbolic manipulator programs, such as Mathematica and Maple, to students of quantitative disciplines. The course will cover language concepts, programming tools and techniques necessary ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASTRO 3340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17339ASTRO 7340  LEC 001

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

  • 16262ASTRO 7690  LEC 001