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As 150: Solar System Astronomy

3 cr.

The history of astronomy, time-keeping, astronomical coordinates, the motion of celestial bodies, astronomical instruments and their use, properties of light, special relativity, planetary geology and meteorology, comets, meteors and asteroids. Includes observing project using the observatory. Lecture and lab .

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50SC200

As 151: Stellar & Galactic Astronomy

3 cr.

The study of the structure, aging and motions of stars, binaries, star clusters, galaxies and super clusters. Other topics include pulsars, planetary nebulae, super novae, black holes, active galactic nuclei, etc. Includes observing project using the observatory. Lecture and lab.

This course is not offered this academic year.

As 180: Solar System Astronomy Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: As 150.

Sec Days Time Room
1T8:00–9:50SC 20

As 181: Stellar & Galactic Astronomy Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: As 151.

This course is not offered this academic year.

As 303: Observational Astronomy

2 cr.

Study of the methods for the collection and analysis of astronomical data.

Prerequisite: Phy 202.

This course is not offered this academic year.

As 490: Research in Astronomy

1 cr.

Research project in astronomy under faculty supervision.

No sections offered in the fall semester…