Ohio University

Astronomy Graduate Courses

<h2>ASTR 5201 - Stellar Astrophysics and Radiation</h2><p>Introduction to radiative transfer, including radiation mechanisms, and formation of spectral lines; discusses the physics of the cold interstellar medium and its relationship to star formation; and provides an overview of stellar evolution and stellar remnants, including white dwarfs, supernovae, and neutron stars.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ASTR 5201Y - Stellar Astrophysics and Radiation</h2><p>Introduction to radiative transfer, including radiation mechanisms, and formation of spectral lines; discusses the physics of the cold interstellar medium and its relationship to star formation; and provides an overview of stellar evolution and stellar remnants, including white dwarfs, supernovae, and neutron stars.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 2.0</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> </p><p>Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I</p>
<h2>ASTR 5201Z - Stellar Astrophysics and Radiation</h2><p>Introduction to radiative transfer, including radiation mechanisms, and formation of spectral lines; discusses the physics of the cold interstellar medium and its relationship to star formation; and provides an overview of stellar evolution and stellar remnants, including white dwarfs, supernovae, and neutron stars.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1.0</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> </p><p>Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I</p>
<h2>ASTR 5202 - Interstellar Medium and Galaxies</h2><p>Analyzes the physics of the warm and hot interstellar medium, including photoionization, thermal equilibrium, and shocks; provides an overview of the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way and other galaxies; discusses Galaxy formation and evolution, and its relationship to galaxy clusters and large-scale structure; and provides an introduction to the physics of active galactic nuclei.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ASTR 5202Y - Stellar Astrophysics and Radiation</h2><p>Analysis of the physics of the warm and hot interstellar medium, including photoionization, thermal equilibrium, and shocks; overview of the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way and other galaxies; discussion of Galaxy formation and evolution, and their relationship to galaxy clusters and large-scale structure; introduction to the physics of active galactic nuclei.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1.0</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> </p><p>Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I</p>
<h2>ASTR 5202Z - Stellar Astrophysics and Radiation</h2><p>Analysis of the physics of the warm and hot interstellar medium, including photoionization, thermal equilibrium, and shocks; overview of the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way and other galaxies; discussion of Galaxy formation and evolution, and their relationship to galaxy clusters and large-scale structure; introduction to the physics of active galactic nuclei.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 2.0</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> </p><p>Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I</p>
<h2>ASTR 5271 - Observational Astrophysics</h2><p>Provides a high-level introduction to modern observational techniques and instrumentation. Topics covered include use of CCDs for optical observations; factors determining measurement signal-to-noise ratio; detection and measurement methods for optical imaging of astronomical sources; factors determining experimental design; and special considerations for radio and space-based observations. During the course of the semester students carry out an observational project, including project conception, data acquisition and analysis, and presentation of results. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 2.0 lecture, 1.0 independent study</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ASTR 5900 - Special Topics in Astronomy</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>