who wish to become professional astronomers should consult
Mr. Stinebring of the Physics Department to arrange a program
of courses (within the framework of a physics major) that
will permit admission to graduate study in astronomy.
for a general audience. College and Conservatory students
whose primary interests may not lie in the natural sciences
but who wish to have a first-hand acquaintance with the techniques
and results of astronomy should consider ASTR 100.
Astronomy 3 hours
A course designed primarily for students with little scientific
background. We will study the solar system (briefly), stars,
galaxies, and cosmology. Emphasis will be placed on the scientific
discovery process and how we know what we know. We will also
cover sky basics such as seasons, moon phases, eclipses, constellations,
etc., using in-class presentations, the Taylor Planetarium,
and the observatory. There will be required participation
in 6 planetarium sessions (half an hour per biweekly session)
and 3 observatory sessions during the semester. Enrollment
1 ASTR-100-01 MWF 3:30-4:20 Mr. Stinebring
with physics prerequisites.
152. Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe 2
to PHYS 152.
2 ASTR-152-01 TuTh 9:35-10:50 Mr. Stinebring MODULE
Stellar Structure 2 hours
Identical to PHYS 252.
Cosmology 2 hours
Identical to PHYS 254.
2 ASTR-254-01 TuTh 9:35-10:50 Mr. Stinebring MODULE
Problems in Astronomy 1-5 hours
individual work for students with appropriate backgrounds.
Consent of instructor required. Projects sponsored
by Mr. Stinebring.
Reading 1-3 hours
of instructor required. Projects sponsored by Mr. Stinebring.