Astronomy

ASTR 101-C01 Introduction to Astronomy  
Martin Beech      CRN 30112  MWF 1030-1120
Plus one lab section (sections meet in alternating weeks):
ASTR 101-C94 Lab (30113)  T 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C95 Lab (30114)  W 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C96 Lab (30115) M 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C97 Lab (30116) T 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C98 Lab (30117) W 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C99 Lab (30118) M 1900-2145

This course will explore the history and heritage of modern astronomy. Our task is to understand how astronomers gain information about the solar system, the planets, individual stars, the galaxies and, indeed, the universe. We shall see how basic physical principles can be used to determine intrinsic stellar properties, and we shall discuss some of the present-day ideas relating to the formation and evolution of the stars.

ASTR 202-C01 Stars and Galaxies 
Martin Beech      CRN 30119  MWF 0930-1020

In Astronomy 202 we shall examine a few of the fundamental ideas that define modern astronomy. Our task is to understand how astronomers gain fundamental and physical data about individual stars and galaxies. We shall also see how the observational data can be used to constrain theoretical models of stellar and galactic structure.