ASTRON 191 - Astrophysics Laboratory or return to Course Catalog Search
113262 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||John Kovac|
|Term||Day and Time|
|Spring 2016-2017 (show academic calendar)||F 2:00 p.m. - 4:59 p.m.|
4 (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
Laboratory and observational projects in astrophysics. Students design and undertake two projects from a selection including: observational studies of the cosmic microwave background radiation, molecules in interstellar clouds, the rotation of the galaxy, galactic molecular sources with the submillimeter array (SMA), stars and clusters with the Clay Telescope; and laboratory experiments including super-conducting submillimeter detectors, x-ray CCDs, and hard x-ray imaging detectors and telescopes.
Prerequisite Astronomy 191: Astronomy 16, OR Astronomy 17, OR Physics 15C
Primarily for concentrators in astrophysics or combined concentrators with physics. Students with physics as their primary concentration, but with a serious interest in astrophysics, may take this to satisfy their laboratory requirement (in lieu of Physics 191) upon petition to the Head Tutor in Physics. This course is offered each year.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.