Courses for Research Experience

Courses for research experience

Other courses in Astronomy and Astrophysics provide opportunities for students to learn basic research skills and to participate in research with faculty, or to delve into special topics not covered in our regular curriculum.

AST-X 299 Exploratory Research in Astronomy & Astrophysics

offers introductory research experience in astronomy for beginning students. Research topics may include observational, experimental, computational, or theoretical applications. S/F only. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

AST-X 390 Reading Course

is an arranged reading course taken with the consent of an instructor, for students who have taken Astronomy A221 and A222.

AST-X 399 Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics

offers an advanced research experience in astronomy, closely supervised by a faculty member. Projects can be theoretical, experimental, or observational, and may include opportunities to train in the planning and execution of data gathering runs at research telescopes and facilities, and in data mining.

AST-S 499 Honors Research

is for students intending an Honors degree. Students carry out astronomical research closely supervised by a faculty member in the department. Students will write a research report and give an oral presentation during the second semester of their senior year.