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ASTRONOMY 301: INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
last taught: spring 2013
This lower-division (freshman/sophomore level) course is is a general introduction to astronomy for nonscience majors. It is a large lecture-style class designed to accomodate 100 or more students per section. Most major topics in astronomy (e.g. the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology) are surveyed. There are no prerequisites for this course. For a link to my most recent AST 301 course syllabus please click here.



ASTRONOMY 352K: GENERAL STELLAR ASTRONOMY
last taught: fall 2012
This upper-division course covers the observed properties of stars and starlight; principles of radiation; interpretation of stellar spectra; observational techniques such as photometry, spectroscopy; telescopes and detectors; variable stars; binary stars. The course is generally aimed at astronomy, physics, math, and engineering majors. The prerequisites are PHY 316 and 116L (Electricity and Magnetism). For a link to my most recent AST 352K course syllabus please click here.



ASTRONOMY 152M: STELLAR ASTRONOMY LABORATORY
last taught: fall 2012
An introduction to practical observational techniques in astronomy, designed for astronomy majors or advanced students in a physical science. Exercises on the spectroscopy, photometry, and positions of stars using a sixteen-inch telescope on campus. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. For a link to my most recent AST 152M course syllabus please click here.



ASTRONOMY 383C: STELLAR ATMOSPHERES
last taught: fall 2006
This graduate-level course is generally on observational properties of stellar atmospheres and theoretical calculations of stellar atmospheres and stellar spectra. The prerequisites are graduate standing and consent of the instructor. For a link to my most recent AST 383C course syllabus please click here.



ASTRONOMY 104: UNDERGRADUATE ASTRONOMY SEMINAR
last taught: fall 2012
This lower-division course is a survey of research problems in astronomy. It is designed for astronomy majors and others interested in hearing of current research in our program. The course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. For a link to my most recent AST 104 course syllabus please click here.


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