Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

ASTRO 1101

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1103

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5876ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

  •  5877ASTRO 1101  DIS 201

  •  5878ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

  •  5879ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

  •  5880ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

  •  5881ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

  •  5882ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

  •  5883ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

  •  5884ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

  •  5885ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

  •  5886ASTRO 1101  DIS 211

ASTRO 1103

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

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6049ASTRO 1103  LEC 001

  •  6050ASTRO 1103  DIS 201

  •  6052ASTRO 1103  DIS 202

  •  6053ASTRO 1103  DIS 203

  •  6054ASTRO 1103  DIS 204

  •  6055ASTRO 1103  DIS 205

  •  6056ASTRO 1103  DIS 206

  •  6057ASTRO 1103  DIS 207

  •  6058ASTRO 1103  DIS 208

  •  6059ASTRO 1103  DIS 209

  •  6060ASTRO 1103  DIS 211

  •  6051ASTRO 1103  LAB 401

  •  6061ASTRO 1103  LAB 402

ASTRO 1195

Provides a "hands-on" introduction to observational astronomy intended for liberal arts students. High school mathematics is assumed, but otherwise there are no formal prerequisites. The course objective ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7388ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

  •  7389ASTRO 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8499ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

  •  8500ASTRO 1700  DIS 201

  •  8501ASTRO 1700  DIS 202

  •  8502ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

  •  8503ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

  •  8504ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

  •  8505ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

  •  8506ASTRO 1700  DIS 207

  • 18615ASTRO 1700  DIS 208

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7780ASTRO 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7781ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

ASTRO 3302

This course covers the formation and birth of stars, their lives on the main sequence and their evolution of the main sequence to their final end-states as white dwarfs, neutron stars or black holes. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18786ASTRO 3302  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5367ASTRO 4410  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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4433

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16244ASTRO 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHYS 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5921ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

  •  7570ASTRO 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5325ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  9671ASTRO 4940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Battaglia, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6226ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6227ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6228ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6229ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6230ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6231ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  9672ASTRO 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Lewis, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6232ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6233ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6234ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7351ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6235ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6236ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6237ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6238ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6239ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6240ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7218ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7219ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7220ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7221ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7222ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7463ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8162ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 6516

A knowledge of classical dynamics is essential for understanding some of the most interesting problems in astrophysics, from planetary systems to galaxies. This course will introduce and review theories ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16352ASTRO 6516  LEC 001

ASTRO 6525

This course 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, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16246ASTRO 6525  LEC 001

ASTRO 6530

This course covers fundamentals of radiative transfer, bremsstrahlung, synchrotron radiation, Compton scattering, spectral line transfer, gas heating and cooling, and topics in atomic and molecular spectroscopy ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16247ASTRO 6530  LEC 001

ASTRO 6940

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5366ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7228ASTRO 6940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Battaglia, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6241ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6242ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6243ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6244ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6245ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  9673ASTRO 6940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Lewis, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6246ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6247ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6248ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7352ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6249ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6250ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6251ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6252ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6253ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6254ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7223ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7224ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7225ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7226ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7227ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7353ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7462ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7710ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8163ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 7671

Course explores current issues in planetary science. Topics vary by semester. This Fall 2019 seminar will provide an overview of fundamental physical processes that govern the structure and behavior of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • Topic: Planetary/Exoplanetary Atmos.

  • 17028ASTRO 7671  SEM 101

ASTRO 7683

This course is a reading seminar where graduate students will gain astronomy breadth, practice public speaking, and distill important results from seminal astronomy research papers. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • Topic: Seminal Results

  • 17999ASTRO 7683  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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4480PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8467ASTRO 7690  LEC 001