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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 005 - Exploring the Cosmos
Survey of ancient astronomy, planets and moons, stars and their evolution, galaxies and quasars, and Big-Bang cosmology. Includes night sky observations.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 023 - Astr Lab I:Measuring the Sky
Measurements of the properties of the planets, stars, and galaxies using graphical analysis, computer simulations and photographs. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or credit in ASTR 005.
Credits: 1.00
ASTR 024 - Astronomy Lab II:Imaging Sky
Sky observations using binoculars, optical and radio telescopes. Observations are recorded with drawings, photographic film, and digital imaging devices. Some dark room work. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or credit in ASTR 005.
Credits: 1.00
ASTR 051 - The Birth & Death of Stars
A survey of stellar astronomy and evolution in our Milky Way galaxy. Stellar populations and the interstellar medium. The local group of galaxies. Prerequisites: ASTR 005 or other introductory science course.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 053 - Moons & Planets
Celestial mechanics, formation of the stars, and planetary materials. Planets, satellites, asteroids, meteors, and comets. Planetary surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres. Origin of life. Prerequisites: ASTR 005 or other introductory science course.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 055 - The Big Bang
Ancient cosmologies, beginning of time, origin of matter, cosmic background radiation, antimatter and dark matter, the expanding universe and origin of structure. Prerequisites: ASTR 005 or other introductory science course.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 057 - Hist/Pract Ancient Astronomy
A cross-cultural survey of astronomical practices of ancient peoples. Sky watching, time reckoning and calendar making. Constellations, astrological practices, and planetary theories. Prerequisites: ASTR 005 or other introductory science course.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 095 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 257 - Modern Astrophysics
Prerequisite: One 100-level course in physical science or Engineering. Cross-listed with PHYS 257.
Credits: 3.00
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