Astronomy

 
COURSE OFFERINGS
 
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

[213]    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