Courses

ASTR 2001L. Survey of the Universe Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa). 1 Hour.

Daytime and nighttime observing with telescopes and indoor exercises on selected topics. Pre- or Corequisite: ASTR 2003.

ASTR 2001M. Honors Survey of the Universe Laboratory (Fa). 1 Hour.

An introduction to the content and fundamental properties of the cosmos. Topics include planets and other objects of the solar system, the sun, normal stars and interstellar medium, birth and death of stars, neutron stars, and black holes. Pre- or Corequisite: ASTR 2003 or ASTR 2003H.

This course is equivalent to ASTR 2001L.

ASTR 2003. Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

An introduction to the content and fundamental properties of the cosmos. Topics include planets and other objects of the solar system, the Sun, normal stars and interstellar medium, birth and death of stars, neutron stars, pulsars, black holes, the Galaxy, clusters of galaxies, and cosmology. Corequisite: ASTR 2001L or ASTR 2001M.

ASTR 2003H. Honors Survey of the Universe (Fa). 3 Hours.

An introduction to the content and fundamental properties of the cosmos. Topics include planets and other objects of the solar system, the Sun, normal stars and interstellar medium, birth and death of stars, neutron stars, pulsars, black holes, the Galaxy, clusters of galaxies, and cosmology. Corequisite: ASTR 2001M. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

This course is equivalent to ASTR 2003.

ASTR 301V. Observational Astronomy (Irregular). 1-3 Hour.

Individual experimental or observational problems studied with small telescopes, cameras, and other basic equipment. No credit is given toward a B.S. degree in physics. Prerequisite: ASTR 2003.

ASTR 3033. Solar System Astronomy (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Basic course on state of knowledge of solar system astronomy, especially designed for students in B.A. Physics program or as an elective for undergraduates in related areas. Prerequisite: PHYS 2033 and PHYS 2031L or PHYS 2074.

ASTR 4013. Astrophysics (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Introduction to astrophysics for seniors. The course covers stellar evolution, interstellar medium, galactic nucleogenesis and observational cosmology. Prerequisite: PHYS 3613 or CHEM 3504.

ASTR 4073. Cosmology (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

An introduction to modern Big Bang cosmology. The course covers the origin, evolution, and structure of the Universe, based on the Theory of Relativity. Prerequisite: PHYS 3613 or CHEM 3504.

ASTR 5013. Astrophysics (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to astrophysics. The course covers stellar evolution, interstellar medium, galactic nucleogenesis and observational cosmology. Prerequisite: PHYS 3613 or CHEM 3504.

ASTR 5033. Planetary Systems (Fa). 3 Hours.

The nature of the solar system and other planetary systems as deduced from observations and theoretical modeling. Structure and evolution of terrestrial and Jovian planets and their satellites. Planetary atmospheres, magnetospheres, and the solar wind; planetary interiors. Theoretical and observed properties of exoplanetary systems; astrobiology.