|151f Stars, Stellar Systems, and Cosmology An introductory survey of modern astronomy, covering the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, and cosmology, for students of both science and non-science backgrounds. The physical processes at work in the universe and the methods we use to learn about the universe will be emphasized. The use of mathematics at the level of first-year algebra is required.
Three credit hours. N. SATO
 Astronomy Since 1609 Listed as Science, Technology, and Society 213.
Four credit hours. N.
231f Introduction to Astrophysics Theoretical topics include celestial mechanics, continuous and line spectra, stellar structure and nucleosynthesis, and stellar evolution. Observational topics include planning observations, acquisition of images with a CCD electronic camera at the Collins Observatory, and fundamentals of astronomical image processing, photometry, and stellar spectroscopy using iVision and IDL (Mac) and IRAF (UNIX). Open to students interested in science who have a working knowledge of calculus. Weekly labs alternate between afternoon and night. Five required telescope labs held on clear nights selected by the instructor, so students must be available Monday through Thursday evenings. Lecture and laboratory. Four credit hours. N. CAMPBELL
491f, 492s Independent Study One to four credit hours. FACULTY