Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022. Courses of Study 2022-2023 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1103

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4520 ASTRO 1101   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kaltenegger, L

      Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4521 ASTRO 1101   DIS 201

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4522 ASTRO 1101   DIS 202

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4523 ASTRO 1101   DIS 203

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4524 ASTRO 1101   DIS 204

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4525 ASTRO 1101   DIS 205

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4526 ASTRO 1101   DIS 206

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4527 ASTRO 1101   DIS 207

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4528 ASTRO 1101   DIS 208

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4529 ASTRO 1101   DIS 209

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4530 ASTRO 1101   DIS 211

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • 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

  •  4662 ASTRO 1103   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kaltenegger, L

      Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4663 ASTRO 1103   DIS 201

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4665 ASTRO 1103   DIS 202

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4666 ASTRO 1103   DIS 203

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4667 ASTRO 1103   DIS 204

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4668 ASTRO 1103   DIS 205

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4669 ASTRO 1103   DIS 206

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4670 ASTRO 1103   DIS 207

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4671 ASTRO 1103   DIS 208

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4672 ASTRO 1103   DIS 209

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4673 ASTRO 1103   DIS 211

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4664 ASTRO 1103   LAB 401

    • M Clark Hall 132
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4674 ASTRO 1103   LAB 402

    • T Clark Hall 132
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • 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

  •  5996 ASTRO 2202   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

ASTRO 2211

Course surveying the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang onwards: what happens in the first few minutes of the universe's life; star formation, structure, and evolution; the physics of white dwarfs, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17058 ASTRO 2211   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Herter, T

  • 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. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4084 ASTRO 4410   LEC 001

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

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16840 ASTRO 4431   LEC 001

  • 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

  •  4552 ASTRO 4445   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Flanagan, E

  • 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.

  •  5853 ASTRO 4445   DIS 201

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Flanagan, E

  • 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

  •  4044 ASTRO 4940   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bean, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6891 ASTRO 4940   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4802 ASTRO 4940   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4803 ASTRO 4940   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Chernoff, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4804 ASTRO 4940   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Cordes, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4805 ASTRO 4940   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Flanagan, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4806 ASTRO 4940   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4807 ASTRO 4940   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Herter, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6892 ASTRO 4940   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4808 ASTRO 4940   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lai, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4809 ASTRO 4940   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5657 ASTRO 4940   IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4810 ASTRO 4940   IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4811 ASTRO 4940   IND 618

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Romanova, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4812 ASTRO 4940   IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4813 ASTRO 4940   IND 622

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4814 ASTRO 4940   IND 624

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Wasserman, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5542 ASTRO 4940   IND 625

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Chatterjee, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5543 ASTRO 4940   IND 626

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Helfenstein, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5544 ASTRO 4940   IND 627

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kidder, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5545 ASTRO 4940   IND 628

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Loredo, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5546 ASTRO 4940   IND 629

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5751 ASTRO 4940   IND 635

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • El Moutamid, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6311 ASTRO 4940   IND 637

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kaltenegger, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 6553

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18197 ASTRO 6509   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hartman, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

ASTRO 6511

Compact objects (neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs) are the endpoints of stellar evolution. They are responsible for some of the most exotic phenomena in the universe such as supernovae, magnetars, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 6525

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16985 ASTRO 6511   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

ASTRO 6555

The interstellar medium (ISM) is integral to the evolution of galaxies. Stars are born in cold molecular clouds. Hot stars return mass via stellar winds and at their death (supernovae). Other stars end ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16987 ASTRO 6555   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

ASTRO 6599

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 6599

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16863 ASTRO 6599   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Battaglia, N

  • 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

  •  4083 ASTRO 6940   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bean, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5552 ASTRO 6940   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5936 ASTRO 6940   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4815 ASTRO 6940   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Chernoff, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4816 ASTRO 6940   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Cordes, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4817 ASTRO 6940   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Flanagan, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4818 ASTRO 6940   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4819 ASTRO 6940   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Herter, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6893 ASTRO 6940   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4820 ASTRO 6940   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lai, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4821 ASTRO 6940   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5658 ASTRO 6940   IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4822 ASTRO 6940   IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4823 ASTRO 6940   IND 618

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Romanova, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4824 ASTRO 6940   IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4825 ASTRO 6940   IND 622

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4826 ASTRO 6940   IND 624

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Wasserman, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5547 ASTRO 6940   IND 625

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Chatterjee, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5548 ASTRO 6940   IND 626

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Helfenstein, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5549 ASTRO 6940   IND 627

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kidder, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5550 ASTRO 6940   IND 628

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Loredo, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5551 ASTRO 6940   IND 629

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5750 ASTRO 6940   IND 635

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • El Moutamid, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6312 ASTRO 6940   IND 637

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kaltenegger, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  •  7192 ASTRO 7683   LEC 001

    • R
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 18255 ASTRO 7690   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Arias, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person