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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Astronomy


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 April 26)

Open courses in Astronomy
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Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-Concentrators.

Astronomy 101/111 discusses our explorations of the solar system. Astronomy 102/112 deals with stars and the rest of the Universe beyond the solar system. Students in Astronomy 101 and 102 attend a weekly discussion section. Students in Astronomy 111 and 112 actively participate in a laboratory which meets in the evening each week. None of these courses is a prerequisite for any of the others. High school mathematics through plane geometry is useful. All students in each course will have opportunities for a planetarium visit and for evening observations with telescopes.


ASTRO 101. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System.

Section 001 Meets with Astronomy 111.001.

Instructor(s): Richard L Sears (rlsears@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 115, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/users/sears/W02/101111/NEWS.html

Astronomy 101 students attend the same lectures as Astronomy 111 students (see course description below).

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ASTRO 102. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.

Section 001 Meets with Astronomy 112.001.

Instructor(s): Gary Bernstein (garyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/Course/Bernstein102/

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ASTRO 102. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.

Section 007 Meets with Astronomy 112.006.

Instructor(s): Rebecca Bernstein (rabernst@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

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Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASTRO 111. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System.

Section 001 Meets with Astronomy 101.001.

Instructor(s): Richard L Sears (rlsears@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 115, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

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Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/users/sears/F00/101111/NEWS.html

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ASTRO 112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.

Section 001 Meets with Astronomy 102.001.

Instructor(s): Gary Bernstein (garyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

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Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/Course/Bernstein102/

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ASTRO 112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.

Section 006 Meets with Astronomy 101.007.

Instructor(s): Rebecca Bernstein (rabernst@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

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Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASTRO 115. Modern Planetary Astronomy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles R Cowley (cowley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Astro. 101 or 111. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/2).

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Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/users/cowley/intro1.html

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ASTRO 125. Observational Astronomy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jason Pinkney (jpinkney@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Some knowledge of basic physics is helpful but not necessary. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Astro. 120. (4). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/users/jpinkney/AST125/syll-f01.html

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ASTRO 127. Naked Eye Astronomy.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASTRO 160. Introduction to Astrophysics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joel Bregman (jbregman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 140 or 160. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 112, or 130. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

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Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Some of the most exciting phenomena and concepts in astronomy and astrophysics are explored in this survey course. One major theme is the structure and evolution of stars from their birth in giant molecular clouds through their death as white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. Another important theme is galaxies, with discussions about the missing or dark matter in galaxies, galaxy-galaxy interactions, and the large-scale distribution of galaxies in the Universe. We conclude with an examination of the Big Bang, the Inflationary Universe, and the Cosmic Background radiation. This course is directed toward students with an interest in science and mathematics. There are problem sets and a weekly two-hour laboratory using telescopes.

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ASTRO 361. Astronomical Techniques.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joel Bregman (jbregman@umich.edu) , Richard L. Sears (sears@umich.edu) , Mario Mateo (mateo@umich.edu) , Gary Bernstein (garyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Astro. 160. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASTRO 399. Introduction to Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is for students in Astronomy who are prepared to undertake a limited research project under the guidance of a member of the staff of the Department of Astronomy. Astronomy 399 is open to qualified students in other departments and is subject to approval by concentration advisors and members of the staff of the Department of Astronomy.

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ASTRO 404. Galaxies and the Universe.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rachel Somerville (rachel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 216, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 340. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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