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ES 1122 Astronomy: The Solar System*: Study the latest results from the Marís and Saturn probes, find out how we collect comet dust, see how close to Earth some asteroids come, learn interesting things about the other eight planets and 133 moons in our solar system and the over 135 extra-solar planets recently discovered.
ES 1124 Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies*: Learn about the birth, life and death of stars. Study astronomyís strange objects like neutron stars, pulsars, black holes, quasars, supernovae and gamma ray bursters. See how galaxies are classified and how radio and Seyfert galaxies are different from our Milky Way. Explore ideas related to dark matter and dark energy such as WIMPS and MACHOS. Find out what string theory suggests actually happened in the Big Bang.
ES 1126 Observational Astronomy*: Find out how to identify the constellations and bright stars. Learn how to describe the position of objects in the sky. Discover the similarities and differences between optical, radio and space telescopes. Understand the relationship between solar, clock, sidereal and universal times. See how astronomers keep track of time in Julian days.