University of Calgary

ASPH 305 - Introduction to Astrophysics - Fall 2019

Fundamentals of modern astrophysics including observations and physical interpretation physical phenomena in the Universe. Topics include the nature of the Sun and stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium; distances and motions in the universe; radiation and telescopes; celestial mechanics; stellar evolution. Minor laboratory exercises including one at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory as circumstances permit.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-2T-1)


  • One of Physics 211, 221, 227 or Engineering 202; and one of Mathematics 249, 265 or 275. Also known as: (formerly Astrophysics 213)


  • LEC 1MWF 11:00 - 11:50
    Rene Plume
    LAB 1
    TUT 1R 17:00 - 17:50
This course will be offered next in Fall 2020.
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