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


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


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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.


Lang, Rafael - Mehta, Riddhi A. (coord)

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Textbook(s) for Spring 2017
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