ASTR 101-C01 Introduction to Astronomy
Martin Beech CRN 10111 MWF 1130-1220
Plus one lab section (sections meet on alternating weeks):
ASTR 101-C94 Lab (10112) R 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C95 Lab (10113) W 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C96 Lab (10114) M 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C97 Lab (10115) R 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C98 Lab (10116) W 1900-2145
ASTR 101-C99 Lab (10117) 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 201-C01 Solar System Astronomy
Martin Beech CRN 10118 MWF 0930-1020
Plus: ASTR 201-C99 Lab (10119) T 1800-2045
This course is concerned with the description of the fundamental properties of our solar system. Topics include planetary interiors, surface structures and atmospheres: asteroids, comets and meteorites; the formations of planetary systems.