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ASTR264: Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Offering:

Spring, Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3 Not available to students with credit in ASTR 364.

Prerequisites:

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Description:

A descriptive course in astronomy intended for non-physics majors. Topics include properties of stars; stellar birth and death; the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram; binary systems; stellar clusters; red giants and white dwarfs, novae and supernovae; neutron stars and black holes; galaxies; dark matter; cosmological red shift and the big bang. Includes required observing sessions.

Instructor(s):

Hesselbrock, Andrew (coord) – Finley, John

Email:

ahesselb@purdue.edu | finley@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Spring 2014
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies: Paperback Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal 4th: Vol 2 978-0-393-92057-4 Norton & Co. Required You may choose Paperback, Looseleaf or E-book, FULL Text
21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies: 3-hole punch Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal 4th: Vol 2 978-0-393-12350-0 Norton & Co. Required You may choose Paperback, Looseleaf or E-book, FULL Text
21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies: E-book, FULL text Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal 4th: Vol 2 978-0-393-90472-7 Norton & Co. Required You may choose Paperback, Looseleaf or E-book, FULL Text

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