ASTRO 201 - Introduction to Astrophysics
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
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Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Calculus and physics at the high school or university level is strongly recommended. Students should expect a level of math equivalent to MATH 115 (Calculus I).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Discover the extraordinary nature of astronomy, e.g. stars, black holes, galaxies, dark matter, and the universe. This course uncovers the astrophysics behind the most important and common astronomical phenomena in our universe. A major topic is stars and their lives, which can end violently through supernova explosions, leaving behind black holes or neutron stars. This is followed by the study of the Milky Way and its content, other galaxies, and how unseen "dark" matter shapes the universe we see today. We conclude with the origin of the universe and the limitations of looking back in time. Calculus and physics at the high school or university level are strongly recommended. Students should expect a level of math equivalent to MATH 115 (Calculus I).


ASTRO 201 - Introduction to Astrophysics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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