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Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO)

ASTRO 400H Honors Seminar (1 per semester, maximum of 2) Presentations of various branches and modes of modern astrophysical research, based on lectures, visits to telescopes and facilities, and discussions.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: ASTRO 292  

ASTRO 401 Fundamentals of Planetary Science and Astronomy (4) Overview of the techniques used and results from studies of the Solar System, stars, and galaxies.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: ASTRO 001, ASTRO 005, ASTRO 006 orASTRO 010;MATH 140  

ASTRO 402W Astronomical Telescopes, Techniques, and Data Analysis (3) Properties and use of optical telescopes, imaging and spectroscopy, multi-wavelength techniques, data analysis and statistics, practical research methods.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: ASTRO 001 orASTRO 005 orASTRO 006 orASTRO 010 andASTRO 011 orASTRO 291;MATH 140  

ASTRO 410 Computational Astrophysics (3) Applications of numerical methods and computer programming to astrophysics, including stellar physics and cosmology.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121;PHYS 212, PHYS 213 andPHYS 214  

ASTRO 414 Stellar Structure and Evolution (3) Theory of Stellar structure and evolution including energy generation and transport and an examination of stellar models.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: ASTRO 292, MATH 230, PHYS 212, PHYS 213, PHYS 214, PHYS 237  

ASTRO 420W Planets and Planetary System Formation (3) Solar system properties, star formation, protoplanetary disks and planet formation, solar system model, extrasolar planets, and astrobiology.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: ASTRO 292  

ASTRO 440 Introduction to Astrophysics (3) Theoretical investigation of physical processes in astronomical objects and systems; modern physical interpretation of astronomical phenomena.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: MATH 230, PHYS 237  

ASTRO 451 Astronomical Techniques (3) Practical methods of modern observational astronomy, detectors, filters, instrumentation for both ground-based and space observations, and data analysis.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: PHYS 212, PHYS 213, PHYS 214  

ASTRO 475W Stars and Galaxies (3) Astronomical studies concerning the distribution and evolution of stars and gas in our and other galaxies.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: ASTRO 292  

ASTRO 480 Nebulae, Galaxies, and Cosmology (3) Emission-line spectroscopy, structure and evolution of galaxies, physics of galactic nuclei and quasars, observational cosmology.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: ASTRO 292, PHYS 212, PHYS 213, PHYS 214  

ASTRO 485 Introduction to High-Energy Astronomy (3) The study of black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, supernova remnants, and extragalactic objects through x-ray and gamma ray observations.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: PHYS 237  

ASTRO 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ASTRO 501 Fundamental Astronomy (3) Concepts, tools and techniques, and essential background in stellar, Galactic, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

ASTRO 502 Fundamental Astrophysics (3) Fundamental tools and results of modern astrophysical theory. Gravitation; gas dynamics; radiation processes; radiative transfer; atomic structure and transitions.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

ASTRO 504 Extragalactic Astronomy (3) Properties and evolution of galaxies including their stellar, interstellar, black hole and Dark Matter components.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: ASTRO 501, ASTRO 502  

ASTRO 513 Observational Techniques in Astronomy (3) Theoretical and practical aspects of modern multiwavelength observational astrophysics including detector physics, imaging techniques, spectroscopic techniques, and data analysis principles.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ASTRO 501, ASTRO 502  

ASTRO 527 (PHYS 527) Computational Physics and Astrophysics (3) Introduction to numerical methods for modeling physical phenomena in condensed matter, atomic and high energy physics, gravitation, cosmology and astrophy.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

ASTRO 528 High-Performance Scientific Computing for Astrophysics (3) Training in software development for performing astrophysical simulations and analyzing astronomical data, including attention to reproducibility, parallelization, and computing architectures.
Effective: Summer 2016
  Concurrent: ASTRO 501

ASTRO 530 Stellar Atmospheres (3) The structure, physics and observational manifestations of atmospheres of stars.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: ASTRO 501, ASTRO 502  

ASTRO 534 Stellar Structure and Evolution (3) Physics of stellar interiors, stellar structure, and evolutionary changes of stars from pre-main sequence through final states.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: ASTRO 501, ASTRO 502  

ASTRO 542 Interstellar Medium and Star Formation (3) Theory and observation of the interstellar medium of our Galaxy and the process of star and planet formation.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

ASTRO 545 (PHYS 545) Cosmology (3) Modern cosmology of the early universe, including inflation, the cosmic microwave background, nucleosynthesis, dark matter and energy.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

ASTRO 550 High Energy Astrophysics (3) Theory and observations of X-rays, gamma-rays and other high energy radiation from Galactic and extragalactic sources.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

ASTRO 585 Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics (3) Advanced study of issues in planetary, stellar, galactic, extragalactic and theoretical astronomy and astrophysics.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ASTRO 501, ASTRO 502  

ASTRO 589 Seminar in Current Astronomical Research (1) Contemporary issues in instrumental, observational and theoretical astronomy and astrophysics.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ASTRO 501, ASTRO 502  

ASTRO 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) No description.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 611 Ph.D. DIssertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

ASTRO 801 Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (3) Overview of the structure, formation, and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

ASTRO 897 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

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