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ASTR264 — Spring 2023

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):
AUSTIN, ROBERT


Email:
austin97@purdue.edu


Textbook(s) for Spring 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
The Cosmic Perspective Bennett 9th 9780136904496 Pearson Required Note this says 6-month access and can only be purchased through the Pearson link in the course.

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