Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4642ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lewis, N

      Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4643ASTRO 1101  DIS 201

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  •  4644ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

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  •  4645ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

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  •  4646ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

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  •  4647ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

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  •  4648ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

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  •  4649ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

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  •  4650ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

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  •  4651ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

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  •  4652ASTRO 1101  DIS 211

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4806ASTRO 1103  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lewis, N

      Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4807ASTRO 1103  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4809ASTRO 1103  DIS 202

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  •  4810ASTRO 1103  DIS 203

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  •  4811ASTRO 1103  DIS 204

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  •  4812ASTRO 1103  DIS 205

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  •  4813ASTRO 1103  DIS 206

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  •  4814ASTRO 1103  DIS 207

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  •  4815ASTRO 1103  DIS 208

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  •  4816ASTRO 1103  DIS 209

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  •  4817ASTRO 1103  DIS 211

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  •  4808ASTRO 1103  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4818ASTRO 1103  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  6087ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6088ASTRO 1195  LAB 401

    • WClark Hall 132
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  6455ASTRO 2202  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: planetary orbital and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6456ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17213ASTRO 3303  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Riechers, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

ASTRO 3340

Introduces Mathematica and modern symbolic manipulator programs to students in quantitative disciplines. The course will cover language concepts, programming tools and techniques and draw examples from ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 7340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17503ASTRO 3340  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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.  Combined with: ASTRO 6525

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4143ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cordes, J

      Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Waitlisted students will be contacted to determine eligibility according to Major preferences and prerequisites.

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

  •  7705ASTRO 4433  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4685ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students unable to enroll in open class components during their pre-enroll window can join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Students will be placed in available spots prior to the start of classes when possible.

  •  6261ASTRO 4445  DIS 201

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4101ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bean, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7534ASTRO 4940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4949ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4950ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Chernoff, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4951ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cordes, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4952ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Flanagan, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4953ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4954ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Herter, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7535ASTRO 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4955ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lai, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4956ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6050ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4958ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4959ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Romanova, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4961ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4962ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4963ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Wasserman, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5923ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Banfield, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5924ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Helfenstein, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5925ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kidder, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5926ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Loredo, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5927ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sullivan, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6154ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Riechers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6797ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kaltenegger, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  •  7770ASTRO 6516  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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.  Combined with: ASTRO 4410

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7707ASTRO 6525  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cordes, J

      Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 17335ASTRO 6530  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4142ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bean, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5933ASTRO 6940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4964ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Chernoff, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4965ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cordes, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4966ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Flanagan, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4967ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4968ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Herter, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7536ASTRO 6940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4969ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lai, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4970ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6051ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4972ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4973ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Romanova, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4975ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4976ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4977ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Wasserman, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5928ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Banfield, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5929ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Helfenstein, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5930ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kidder, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5931ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Loredo, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5932ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sullivan, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6052ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6153ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Riechers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6389ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6798ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kaltenegger, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

ASTRO 7340

Introduces Mathematica and modern symbolic manipulator programs to students in quantitative disciplines. The course will cover language concepts, programming tools and techniques and draw examples from ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 3340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17504ASTRO 7340  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  8400ASTRO 7683  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person