AST 602: Stellar Astronomy.
5 hours (3, lecture; 2, lab), 4 credits. (Intended primarily for high school science and mathematics teachers, but open to other qualified graduate students.) Stars, interstellar matter, and stellar systems. Pulsars and laws of motion and gravitation. Techniques of astronomical observation. Basic concepts of astrophysics. Stellar evolution; special systems, including pulsars, black holes, and galaxies. Basic cosmology. Laboratory experiments and observations are integrated with lectures. A research paper is required. PREREQ: One year of college physics (or permission of the instructor).
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