Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AST 240 - Radio Astronomy

Course Units: 1.0
(TBD: Staff) 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 121  ; Recommended: MTH 115  



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