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ASTR 591 Stellar Astronomy

ASTR 591.  Stellar Astronomy.  3 Credits.   N   

Fundamentals of stellar astronomy including astronomical optics and techniques, coordinate and time systems, stellar spectroscopy, properties of normal, binary and variable stars. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 and PHSX 236 or PHSX 214. An introductory astronomy course is desirable.

Bachelor of Science in Astronomy

Our goal is to understand the physical universe. The questions addressed by our department’s research and education missions range from the applied, such as an improved understanding of the materials that can be used for solar cell energy production, to foundational questions about the nature of mass and space and how the Universe was formed and subsequently evolved, and how astrophysical phenomena affected the Earth and its evolution. We study the properties of systems ranging in size from smaller than an atom to larger than a galaxy on timescales ranging from billionths of a second to the age of the universe. Our courses and laboratory/research experiences help students hone their problem solving and analytical skills and thereby become broadly trained critical thinkers. While about half of our majors move on to graduate studies in STEM, many find employment in the private sector in diverse situations ranging from financial analysts to physicians. Graduates of all our degree programs can be found in key positions regionally, nationally, and internationally.  In this way, our department is at the forefront of telling the academic story of the University of Kansas to people around the state and around the world.

Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy

...availability. ASTR 591 is taught in fall semesters of odd-numbered years and ASTR 592...

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

...531 Electricity and Magnetism 3 ASTR 591 Stellar Astronomy 3 ASTR 592 Galactic and Extragalactic...

Bachelor of Science in Geology

...Life and Rocks GEOL 591 Topics in Geology...Contemporary Astronomy. Satisfied by: ASTR 191 Contemporary Astronomy...