Professors Reed and Strait.
|AST 101.||Planetary Science (NS-2)|
|Examines the solar system from the perspective of the interdisciplinary fields of planetary science. Study of both solid surfaces and atmospheres using the concepts and techniques of astronomy, geology, atmospheric science, meteoritics, physics and chemistry. Work involves theoretical and experimental studies of planetary processes at an introductory level in lecture, laboratory and discussions.|
|AST 112.||The Universe (NS-2)|
|Introduction to the current view of the physical universe. Topics include the stars, star clusters, the galaxy and cosmology. Required laboratory exercises illustrate principles and ideas used by astronomers to support their views of the cosmos.|
|PHY 221 concurrently|
|Study of the physics of stellar constituents of the universe: distances, magnitudes, colors, spectra and motions of stars; multiple and variable stars; stellar structure and evolution, star clusters, structure and rotation of the Milky Way galaxy, galaxies and cosmology.|