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ASTRON 203 - Interstellar Medium and Star Formation or return to Course Catalog Search

118138 – Section 001   

Faculty of Arts and SciencesAstronomyKarin Oberg
TermDay and Time
Spring 2016-2017  (show academic calendar)TuTh   10:00 a.m. - 11:29 a.m.
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

The interstellar medium (ISM) is the reservoir of gas and dust between stars. It is the nursery of new stars and planets, and the depository of energy and material from stellar winds and supernovae. This course will treat the often extreme physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium under its observed range of temperatures, densities, and radiation fields. It will cover the processes that govern the interactions between the ISM, stars and their host galaxies, including star and planet formation, and feedback from stellar deaths. The observational and laboratory methods and results that underpin the theories of interstellar environments will be highlighted.

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.