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Fall 2021
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ASTR 26400 - Descriptive Astronomy: Stars And Galaxies
Credit Hours: 3.00. A descriptive, nonmathematical course in astronomy intended for non-physics majors. Topics include: properties of stars; stellar birth and death; the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram; main sequence stars; binary systems; stellar clusters; red giants and white dwarfs, nova and supernova; neutron stars and black holes; galaxies and the cosmological red shift. Includes required observing sessions. Not available to students with credit in ASTR 36400.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Physics and Astronomy

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, UC-Science, GTC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette
      Anderson
      Columbus
      Dual Campus
      Indianapolis
      Kokomo
      Lafayette
      New Albany
      Richmond
      South Bend
      Statewide
      Vincennes

Learning Outcomes: 1. Able to explain the evolution of our Universe as well as its constituents, such as stars and galaxies. 2. Able to demonstrate how this cosmic perspective impacts your lives, personal decision, or views on societal issues. 3. Able to relate astrophysical observations to basic physical concepts.


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