AST-A 505 Principles and Techniques of Observational Astronomy (3 cr.)Principles and techniques of astronomical data acquisition and reduction. Practical experience in photometry, spectroscopy, and astronomical applications of electronic detectors.
AST-A 515 Exoplanets and Orbital Dynamics (3 cr.)Quantitative review of current theoretical models and observational constraints on the formation and evolution of solar and exoplanetary systems. In-depth introduction to basic dynamical laws and theories that can be actively applied to a wide range of astrophysical fields.
AST-A 520 The Interstellar Medium (3 cr.)Structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium; review of observations and theory of interstellar gas, dust, and radiation.
AST-A 530 Galactic Astronomy (3 cr.)Structure and stellar populations of the Milky Way and Local Group.
AST-A 540 Stellar Atmospheres (3 cr.)Structure of atmospheres and formation of spectra.
AST-A 550 Stellar Interiors (3 cr.)Physical properties of stellar material; structure and evolution of stars. Students enrolled in this course must have completed mathematics courses through differential equations.
AST-A 570 Galactic Dynamics (3 cr.)Principles of stellar dynamics. Analytic and computer methods. Applications to the Galaxy and its star clusters.
AST-A 575 Structure and Evolution of Galaxies (3 cr.) Structure and evolution of galaxies, large-scale clustering of galaxies, active galactic nuclei, and quasars.
AST-A 580 Physical and Observational Cosmology (3 cr.)Observational basis for current cosmological theory. Early universe evolution, cosmic microwave background radiation, formation of cosmic structure.