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Faculty of Arts and SciencesAstronomyRosanne Di Stefano
TermDay and Time
Fall 2016-2017  (show academic calendar)TuTh   9:30 a.m. - 10:59 a.m.
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

Stars are the basic building blocks of the universe, and they are responsible for the production of most elements via nucleosynthesis. This course covers the energy generation and transport in stars, stellar atmospheres and radiative transfer, stellar evolution, and asteroseismology. The Sun and its heliosphere are also studied as the closest and best-studied examples of a star and its circumstellar plasma. This course also provides a brief survey of planetary astrophysics, including the dominant processes acting in the interiors and atmospheres of planets in our own solar system and in others.

Recommended: Astronomy 200 (may be taken concurrently).

This course offered in alternate years.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.