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 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 090 - Internship
An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
ASTR 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 096 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 153 - Moons & Planets
Celestial mechanics, formation of the stars, and planetary materials. Planets, satellites, asteroids, meteors, and comets. Planetary surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres. Origins of life. Prerequisites: ASTR 005; MATH 010 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 155 - 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; MATH 010 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 157 - Stars & Galaxies
Instruments and observations. Stars and their evolution. Black holes and compact objects. The interstellar medium. Relativity and galactic structure and galaxy formation. Prerequisites: ASTR 005; MATH 010 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 177 - Spacecraft Astronomy
Survey of recent astronomical satellites such as Hubble, Chandra and Fermi LAT; their design, orbital characteristics and findings. Prerequisites: ASTR 005; MATH 010 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ASTR 190 - Internship
An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 192 - Independent Study
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional “classroom/laboratory setting” under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 197 - Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
ASTR 198 - Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
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
ASTR 290 - Internship
An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 292 - Independent Study
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional “classroom/laboratory setting” under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASTR 297 - Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
ASTR 298 - Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00