University of Calgary

ASPH 305 - Introduction to Astrophysics - Fall 2021

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)


  • 3 units from Physics 211, 221, 227 or Engineering 202; and 3 units from Mathematics 267 or 277. Also known as: (formerly Astrophysics 213)


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