ASTR 1010L. Astronomy of the Solar System Laboratory. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: ASTRO SOL SYS LAB.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1020L or ASTR 1110L or ASTR 1120L or ASTR 2030L.
Prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 1010.
Astronomy laboratory to accompany Astronomy of the Solar System.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 1010. Astronomy of the Solar System. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ASTRO SOLAR SYSTEM.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1110H.
Astronomy from early ideas of the cosmos to modern observational techniques. The solar system planets, satellites, and minor bodies. The origin and evolution of the solar system.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 1020. Stellar and Galactic Astronomy. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: STEL & GALAC ASTRO.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1120H.
The study of the sun and stars, their physical properties and evolution, interstellar matter, star clusters, our galaxy and other galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the Universe.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 1020L. Stellar and Galactic Astronomy Laboratory. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: STEL&GAL ASTRO LAB.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1010L or ASTR 1110L or ASTR 1120L or ASTR 2030L.
Prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 1020.
Astronomy laboratory to accompany Stellar and Galactic Astronomy.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 1110H. Introduction to Astronomy (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO ASTRO HONORS.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1010.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
The development of astronomy from ancient times. Telescopes and astronomical observations. The solar system: planets and their satellites, asteroids, comets, etc. The origin and evolution of the solar system.
Offered fall semester every year.

ASTR 1110L. Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory (Honors). 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: INTRO AST HNRS LAB.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1010L or ASTR 1020L or ASTR 1120L or ASTR 2030L.
Prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 1110H.
Astronomy laboratory to accompany Introduction to Astronomy (Honors).
Offered fall semester every year.

ASTR 1120H. Introduction to Astronomy (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO ASTRO HONORS.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1020.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Our sun and other stars, their physical properties and evolution. Interstellar matter and star formation. The origin and evolution of our galaxy, other galaxies, quasars and the Universe.
Offered spring semester every year.

ASTR 1120L. Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory (Honors). 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: INTRO AST HNRS LAB.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1010L or ASTR 1020L or ASTR 1110L or ASTR 2030L.
Prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 1120H.
Astronomy laboratory to accompany Introduction to Astronomy.
Offered spring semester every year.

ASTR 1420. Life in the Universe. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LIFE IN UNIVERSE.
The astronomical, chemical and physical conditions for extraterrestrial life. The origins of terrestrial life. Search for extraterrestrial life and extraterrestrial intelligence. Strategies for communication with extraterrestrial intelligence.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

ASTR 1540. Science, Science Fiction, and Pseudoscience. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SCI SCIFI PSEUDOSCI.
Science facts versus speculation in science fiction books and films; examples of violations of scientific principles; debunking of UFOs, alien abductions, astrology, creationism and other pseudosciences.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

ASTR 1660. History of Astronomy. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HISTORY OF ASTRON.
Discussion of the historical development of key astronomical ideas from ancient times to the modern age.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

ASTR 1870. Black Holes. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: BLACK HOLES.
History and development of general relativity, supernovae and compact objects. Observational evidence for stellar and supermassive black holes. Primordial black holes, wormholes, and the Big Bang. Contributions of Einstein, Chandrasekhar, Oppenheimer, Zwicky, Wheeler, Zel'dovich, Hawking, and Penrose.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

ASTR 2030L. Introduction to Astronomical Observations. 1 hour.
Oasis Title: INTR ASTR OBSERV.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1010L or ASTR 1020L or ASTR 1110L or ASTR 1120L.
Prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 1010 or ASTR 1020 or ASTR 1110H or ASTR 1120H.
How to use small astronomical telescopes and reduce data gathered at the telescope. This is an introduction to observational astronomy for Physics and Astronomy majors.
Non-traditional format: Students will spend ten hours at the telescope and twenty hours in data reduction during the semester.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 3010. Astronomical Observations and Techniques I. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ASTRO OBSERV I.
Prerequisite: ASTR 1020 and (ASTR 1110L or ASTR 1120L or ASTR 2030L).
Telescopes and astronomical observations, including photometry and spectroscopy. Laboratory exercises include visual, photographic, and photoelectric observations and data analysis with standard astronomical software.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

ASTR 3020. Astronomical Observations and Techniques II. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ASTRO OBSERV II.
Prerequisite: (ASTR 3010 and PHYS 1212-1212L) or permission of department.
Concepts, techniques, skills, and resources needed to plan, obtain, reduce, and interpret observations of astronomical objects.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

ASTR 4010/6010. Astrophysics I. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ASTROPHYSICS I.
Undergraduate prerequisite: ASTR 1010 and ASTR 1020 and PHYS 3700 and PHYS 3900.
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 4101/6101.
Stellar astrophysics, stellar structure and atmospheres, formation of spectral lines and spectral classification, stellar evolution from star formation to planetary nebulae and supernovae and the resulting compact objects.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

ASTR 4020/6020. Astrophysics II. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ASTROPHYSICS II.
Undergraduate prerequisite: ASTR 4010/6010.
Systems of stars, the interstellar medium and stellar populations, galaxies, their classification and evolution, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

ASTR 4330/6330. Astronomy Seminar. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Oasis Title: ASTRONOMY SEMINAR.
Undergraduate prerequisite: ASTR 1010 and ASTR 1020.
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 3010 or ASTR 3020 or ASTR 4010/6010 or ASTR 4020/6020.
Seminar on contemporary topics in astronomy and astrophysics.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 4660. Astronomical Research. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: ASTRO RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: ASTR 3010.
Observations using modern techniques and equipment to investigate astronomical phenomena.
Non-traditional format: Independent study and research.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 4960H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED READING.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Meetings with project director will be arranged.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 4970H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED READING.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Meetings with project director will be arranged.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 4990H. Honors Thesis. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HONORS THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Individual research in the field of his/her major or in a closely related field.
Non-traditional format: Meetings will be arranged with thesis advisor.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

ASTR 7010. Introductory Astronomy for Teachers - Solar System. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO ASTR TEACHERS.
Not open to students with credit in ASTR 1010 or ASTR 1110H.
This course is designed to aid K-12 teachers with astronomical concepts which arise in their teaching. The effective presentation of astronomical concepts in this area will be emphasized.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

ASTR 8070. Stellar Structure and Evolution. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: STELLARSTRUCT/EVOLU.
Prerequisite: MATH 2700 and PHYS 4101/6101 and PHYS 4201/6201 and PHYS 4701/6701.
Prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 4202/6202 or PHYS 4702/6702.
The internal structure and evolution of single and binary stars from formation to supernova. The equations of stellar structure and their numerical solution are discussed. Recent developments in stellar evolution theory, including brown dwarfs and extrasolar giant planets are presented.
Not offered on a regular basis.

ASTR 8080. Stellar Atmospheres. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: STELLAR ATMOSPHERES.
Prerequisite: ASTR 8070.
The atmospheres of stars and giant planets, the equation of state, the transfer of radiation in stellar atmospheres, and the interaction of radiation and matter. The equations of stellar atmospheres and their numerical solution are derived and results of modern calculations are presented. Recent developments in stellar atmosphere theory, including brown dwarfs and extrasolar giant planets.
Not offered on a regular basis.

ASTR 8090. The Interstellar Medium. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: THE ISM.
Prerequisite: MATH 2700 and PHYS 4101/6101 and PHYS 4202/6202 and PHYS 4702/6702.
Physical processes and phenomena in the interstellar medium including radiative processes; excitation, ionization, and dissociation of atoms and molecules; neutral hydrogen and galactic structure; equilibrium conditions in clouds; interactions of dust with gas and radiation; HII regions; molecular clouds; star formation; planetary nebulae; supernova remnants; cosmic rays and the galactic magnetic field.
Not offered on a regular basis.

ASTR 8110. Graduate Astronomy Seminar. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Oasis Title: GRAD ASTRON SEMINAR.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Professional skills such as writing and reviewing research and observing proposals, writing and refereeing research papers, making oral presentations of research and of journal articles, and writing brief newspaper and magazine summaries.
Not offered on a regular basis.

ASTR 8270. Extragalactic Astronomy and Observational Cosmology. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: EXTASTRO/OBSERVCOSM.
Prerequisite: MATH 2700 and PHYS 4101/6101 and PHYS 4202/6202 and PHYS 4702/6702.
Stellar content and dynamics of external galaxies, galaxy types and their evolution, Active Galactic Nuclei and quasars. Topics to be discussed include the extragalactic distance scale, clusters of galaxies, large-scale structure, cosmological models incorporating the microwave background, the early universe and galaxy formation.
Not offered on a regular basis.