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Master Course Outline
Stellar Astronomy

Course Number: ASTR 115
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 60

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Explores the formation, evolution, and death of stars. Our sun is used as an example of ordinary stars in their middle age. The birth of stars and the final states they may occupy at their deaths are treated extensively. Extraordinary stars, extremely massive stars, black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, etc., are discussed. Lab work required. Prerequisites: MATH 74C; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Learn behaviors of light and other types of radiation.
B. Learn some basic principles of optics as related to telescopes.
C. Learn about atoms and nuclear energy as it relates to stars.
D. Learn techniques of celestial distance measurements.
E. Learn about birth, evolution and death of stars in various mass categories.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
ASTR 115
Winter 2014
0810
Frank Skorina
ASTR 115
Winter 2013
1421
Steve May
ASTR 115
Winter 2012
0167
Steve May
ASTR 115
Winter 2011
8022
Frank Skorina
ASTR 115
Winter 2011
0167
Steve May
ASTR 115
Winter 2010
0167
Steve May
ASTR 115
Winter 2009
0167
Steve May
ASTR 115
Fall 2006
0167
Steve May
ASTR 115
Winter 2006
0167
Steve May
ASTR 115
Winter 2005
0167
Steve May
ASTR 115
Winter 2004
0167
Steven May


Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)