Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 2211: Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology

InstructorsDominik Riechers
Credit Hours4

Intended for first and second year engineering and sciences students.
Prerequisite: Introductory calculus or co-registration in Math 1110 or
1910 or consent of instructor 

Typically OfferedFall/Spring

Course surveying the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang onwards: what happens in the first few minutes of the universe's life; star formation, structure, and evolution; the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes; galaxy formation and structure; and cosmology. The roles of quantum physics, particle physics, and relativity in astrophysics are discussed (no prior knowledge of these is assumed). The course is more in-depth than ASTRO 1101/1103. All course materials are made available online.