ASTRON 203 - Interstellar Medium and Star Formation or return to Course Catalog Search
118138 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||Karin Oberg|
|Term||Day 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 in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
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.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.