AST200: Research Seminar in Astronomy

Spring 2011

Meets W 5:20 -- 6:20, ESS 450

This is a special topics seminar focusing on research activities and opportunities in astronomy. Astronomical Research at SB is a one credit seminar course which provides an opportunity for freshman and sophomores interested in astronomy to interact with astronomy faculty and other researchers at the university. This course begins with a general introduction to astronomy and research, followed by a series of discussions with faculty members about their present research. Such a format provides a natural starting point for students to consider the pursuit of faculty-sponsored research early in their undergraduate career. Students should take notes of the discussion. After each class, the students will write a brief (1-2 paragraph) summary of the discussion, to be handed in the following week. Grades will be based on this summary; no late responses will be accepted (you can email them before the class meeting time if necessary).

Here is a syllabus with topics and speakers.

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