Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

ASTRO 1105

How do we measure the size of our galaxy and the size of the universe? Is the universe round or flat? How are the stars born, why do they shine, and how do they die? What are the chemical elements, and ... view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1107

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1146ASTRO 1105  DIS 200

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ASTRO 1106

Explanation of Einstein's theory of special relativity, which brought about a fundamental change in our conceptual understanding of space and time. The consequences of the theory-including mass-energy ... view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 1107

Identical to ASTRO 1105 except for the addition of the afternoon laboratory that emphasizes mathematical problem-solving. This option is recommended for potential majors in science and engineering. view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1105

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1149ASTRO 1107  DIS 200

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  •  1150ASTRO 1107  LAB 400

    • RClark Hall 132
    • Jun 22 - Jul 31, 2015
    • Kornreich, D

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ASTRO 2299

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the cosmos 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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  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt