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SPST631 - Astrophysical Studies


This course examines the study of stars and galaxies with special emphasis on the methods and instrumentation used in the exploration of the universe around us. Focus is also placed on cosmology, the study of the past, present, and possible future of the universe. (Prerequisite: SPST630). This course requires access to the web site MASTERING ASTRONOMY, and use of CLEA Labs, which are Windows only programs. If you are not using a Windows program, please verify that your system will be compatible with CLEA labs prior to registering for the course. The link for CLEA labs is





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 06/23/19 Winter 2019 Session C - 16 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K - 16 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 11/24/19 Summer 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

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Previous Syllabi

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Book Title: Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package, 8th ed. (If you previously purchased the 7th ed. for SPST630, you do not need to purchase the 8th ed.)
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Author: Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, and Voit
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