ASTR 250

Introduction to Astrophysics

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

Provides the physical foundation and introduction of astronomical terminology that is used in subsequent courses. Topics include: astronomical coordinate systems, telescopes, stellar distances and magnitudes, binary stars, spectral classification, stellar evolution, variable stars, stellar motions, star clusters, interstellar medium, structure and rotation of the galaxy, external galaxies.

Note:

  • Credit will be granted for only one of ASTR 250, ASTR 200B.

Prerequisites:

Recommendation(s):

Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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