ASTRON 16 - Stellar and Planetary Astronomy or return to Course Catalog Search
118136 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||Charles Conroy|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Spring 2016-2017 (show academic calendar)||TuTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:59 p.m.||Science Ctr B10 (FAS)|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
This course provides an introduction to the physical principles describing the formation and evolution of stars and their planetary companions. Topics include thermal radiation and stellar spectra; telescopes; energy generation in stars; stellar evolution; orbital dynamics; the Solar system; and exoplanets. This course includes an observational component: students will determine the distance to the Sun, and use the Clay Telescope atop the Science Center to study stellar evolution and detect exoplanets.
Prerequisite: Physics 15a, Physics 16, or Physical Sciences 12a. May be taken concurrently.
This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Science of the Physical Universe. 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.