Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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ASTRO 1102

The past few decades have seen incredible advances in the exploration of our solar system. In this course students learn about the current state and past evolution of the Sun and its family of planets, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1104

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5561ASTRO 1102  LEC 001

  •  5562ASTRO 1102  DIS 201

  •  5563ASTRO 1102  DIS 202

  •  5564ASTRO 1102  DIS 203

  •  5565ASTRO 1102  DIS 204

  •  5566ASTRO 1102  DIS 205

  •  5567ASTRO 1102  DIS 206

  •  5568ASTRO 1102  DIS 207

  •  5569ASTRO 1102  DIS 208

  •  5570ASTRO 1102  DIS 209

  •  5571ASTRO 1102  DIS 211

ASTRO 1104

Identical to ASTRO 1102 except for addition of the laboratory. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5572ASTRO 1104  LEC 001

  •  5573ASTRO 1104  DIS 201

  •  5574ASTRO 1104  DIS 202

  •  5575ASTRO 1104  DIS 203

  •  5576ASTRO 1104  DIS 204

  •  5577ASTRO 1104  DIS 205

  •  5578ASTRO 1104  DIS 206

  •  5579ASTRO 1104  DIS 207

  •  5580ASTRO 1104  DIS 208

  •  5581ASTRO 1104  DIS 209

  •  5582ASTRO 1104  DIS 211

  •  5583ASTRO 1104  LAB 401

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    • Hayes, A

      Squyres, S

  •  5584ASTRO 1104  LAB 402

    • T
    • Hayes, A

      Squyres, S

ASTRO 2201

General discussion of how the universe has evolved since the Big Bang era and how our understanding of it has changed from ancient to modern times. Several main themes are covered over the course of the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  7864ASTRO 2201  LEC 001

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Syllabi: 1 available
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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  7865ASTRO 2201  LEC 002

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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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7866ASTRO 2211  LEC 001

ASTRO 2299

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the universe and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos.  It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16301ASTRO 2299  LEC 001

ASTRO 3302

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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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17241ASTRO 3302  LEC 001

ASTRO 3334

Introduction to the tools of data processing and analysis for research in astronomy.  The course reviews the techniques employed in astrophysical research, both observational and theoretical, to explore ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  9291ASTRO 3334  LEC 001

  •  9298ASTRO 3334  LAB 401

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 Opt NoAud

  •  5364ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5365ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5366ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5367ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5368ASTRO 4940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5369ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5370ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5371ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5372ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5373ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7177ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5374ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5375ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5376ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5377ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5378ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5379ASTRO 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5380ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7050ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7051ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7052ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7053ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7054ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7055ASTRO 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7178ASTRO 4940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7383ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7384ASTRO 4940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8160ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 6516

Introduction to the study of the structure of galaxies via the laws of modern physics. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17242ASTRO 6516  LEC 001

ASTRO 6530

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17244ASTRO 6530  LEC 001

ASTRO 6570

A graduate-level introduction to Planetary Science with an emphasis on the application of basic physical principles. Topics to be covered include: planetary dynamics, including satellite orbits, tidal ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17243ASTRO 6570  LEC 001

ASTRO 6579

A graduate level course in celestial mechanics and astrodynamics. Course topics include orbit specification and determination; 2- and 3-body problems; Hill's equations; Lagrange's planetary equations; ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MAE 6720

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17228ASTRO 6579  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 Opt NoAud

  •  5429ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5430ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5431ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5432ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5433ASTRO 6940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5434ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5435ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5436ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5437ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5438ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7175ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5439ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5440ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5441ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5442ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5443ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5444ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7056ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7057ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7058ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7059ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7060ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7061ASTRO 6940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7176ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7385ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7386ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8161ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 7671

Course on forefront questions on current issues in exoplanetary science. Topics vary by semester. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • Topic: Planetary/Exoplanetary Systems

  • 16831ASTRO 7671  SEM 101