Jan 21, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AST 240 - Radio Astronomy

Course Units: 1
(Not Offered this Academic Year) A laboratory-based course in the observing methods and the astrophysics learned from astronomical studies at radio wavelengths. Topics include the operation of a radio telescope; important emission mechanisms; star formation regions; interstellar gas; interstellar molecular clouds; radio galaxies; and the cosmic microwave background. Student projects will involve observations with Union’s 2-meter radio telescope and with the 37-meter radio telescope at the Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts. Prerequisite(s): PHY 111   or PHY 121   or IMP 113 or IMP 121   ; Recommended: MTH 115  



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