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On-Campus Observatory

University of Utah Observatories South Physics Observatory www.physics.utah.edu/observatory W.L. Eccles Observatory www.physics.utah.edu/weo

The South Physics observatory, located on the roof of the South Physics building, hosts free public star parties every clear Wednesday at dusk. With more than 14 telescopes, the observatory serves as a classroom for the University’s Observational Astronomy courses, weekly public star parties, as well as for scout, student & youth group tours. To learn more visit: www.physics.utah.edu/observatory

StarBase Observatory www.physics.utah.edu/starbase Gamma Ray Astronomy/VERITAS www.physics.utah.edu/gammaray

Astronomy A Field Of Study Out Of This World

Telescope Array www.telescopearray.org W.M. Keck Observatory www.telescopearray.org/tara/index.html 201 James Fletcher Bldg. 115 South 1400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830 (801) 581-6901

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

University of Utah www.physics.utah.edu www.physics.utah.edu www.astro.utah.edu www.astro.utah.edu


Astronomy Program Astronomy is a profound and fundamental science that has never ceased to fascinate the general public and attract the imagination of students. Currently we offer students the opportunity to explore astronomy and astrophysics through a minor degree program. The intent is to provide sufficient background to enable a student with both an astronomy minor and a pre-professional physics major to pursue graduate work in astronomy and astrophysics. Students will learn about black holes & the Big Bang, observe the life of stars through actual telescopes, & discover the exciting concepts of astrophysics. The program provides sufficient background to enable a student with an astronomy minor to pursue graduate work in astrophysics.

Come join the Astronomy program at the University of Utah, and partake in humankind’s grandest and oldest scientific endeavor.

Astronomy Courses All are also available and cross-listed as Physics courses. [H] denotes honors courses and * denotes graduate-level courses.

ASTR 1050: The Solar System ASTR 1060: The Universe ASTR 1080: Does ET Exist? ASTR 1090: Mars for Earthlings ASTR 2060: Popular Observational Astronomy ASTR 2500: Foundations of Astronomy ASTR 3060: Introduction to Astrophysics ASTR 4060: Observational Astronomy for Scientists ASTR 4080: Introduction to Cosmology ASTR 5015: Observational Methods & Data Analysis ASTR 5560: Stars & Stellar Populations ASTR 5570: Galaxies ASTR 5580: Cosmology [H] ASTR 5590: Stellar Astrophysics [H] ASTR 6410: Graduate Research in Astronomy & Astrophysics* ASTR 7130: Radiative Processes* ASTR 7720: General Relativity* ASTR 7730: Statistical & Computational Methods*

Astronomy Minor 17 Credit Hours Required Courses: ASTR 2500: Foundations of Astronomy (3) ASTR 3060: Introduction to Astrophysics (3) Two courses from the following options: ASTR 4060: Observational Astronomy for Scientists (3) ASTR 5015: Observational Methods & Data Analysis (3) (Students may take both courses but only one can go towards the minor)

ASTR 4080: Introduction to Cosmology (3) ASTR 5570: Galactic Astronomy & Stellar Populations (3) ASTR 5580: Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology (3) ASTR 5590: Stellar Astrophysics (3) Recommended Courses: Any additional 5000-level ASTR course (Beyond any of those taken to satisfy the requirements above)

MATH 2210: Calculus III (3) MATH 2250: Differential Equations (3)

MATH 3150: Partial Differential Equations (2) MATH 3160: Applied Complex Variables (2) PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists & Engineers I (4) or PHYS 3210: Physics for Scientists (4) [H] PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (4) or PHYS 3220: Physics for Scientists (4) [H] PHYS 3730: Intro to Computing in Physics (4) PHYS 3740: Quantum Theory & Relativity (3) PHYS 3760: Thermo & Statistical Mechanics (3) PHYS 4420: Classical Physics II (4) [H]

Current Research Astronomical Instrumentation Cosmology & Observational Cosmology Experimental Cosmic Ray Physics Galactic Archaeology & Chemodynamics Galaxy Formation & Evolution Galaxy Nuclei & Black Holes Planet Formation Star Formation, Structure, & Evolution Stellar Spectroscopy, Chemical Compositions & Origin Of The Elements Strong Gravitational Lensing Theoretical Gravitational Dynamics Theoretical Particle Astrophysics Very High Energy Astronomy: VERITAS/HAWC

Partners & Friends Brigham Young Univ. Physics & Astronomy Clark Planetarium Dixie State College, Science Dept. Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SPOC) Univ. of Nevada: Las Vegas Utah Museum of Natural History Utah State Univ., Dept. of Physics Weber State Univ., Dept. of Physics

For more information regarding the Astronomy program at the University of Utah, please visit our website: www.astro.utah.edu www.physics.utah.edu www.astro.utah.edu

Brochure: Astronomy Program  

The University of Utah now offers a full array of courses in graduate physics, astrophysics and astronomy. These courses, along with researc...