Schedules

Independent Studies

If you are interested in an independent study, please contact the professor and CC admin assistant Christine Piquette at cpiquette@umass.edu. Here's a list of Faculty Research Interests and previous Undergrad ProjectsMost are 1 to 3 credits.

  • Freshman 196 or 196ISH
  • Sophomore 296 or 296ISH
  • Junior 396 or 396ISH
  • Senior496 or 496ISH

They are also open to 5-College Students.

FCAD Astronomy Course Times TBD. Search courses here.

 

FCAD Astronomy Courses Spring 2023

    Professor Day & Time  Notes
Amherst College Astron 200: Intro to Data Science with Astronomical Applications

Kate Follette

Mon & Wed 12:30-1:50 

Lab Th 2:00-5:00

  Astron 255: Physics, Astronomy & Society

Kate Follette

Tu & Th 10:00-11:20

 
  Astron 341: Observational Astronomy

Connor Robinson

Tu 7:00-10:00pm

Application required. Limited seating.

Hampshire College  None      
Mount Holyoke College Astron 228: Astrophysics 1: Stars and Galaxies Manbir Kaur Mon,Wed, Fri, 1:45-3:00  
  Astron 330: Planetary Science: Venus Darby Dyar

Wed 7:00-10:00pm

 
Smith College Astron 226: Cosmology James Daniel Lowenthal

Tu & Th 9:25-10:40

 
  Astron 200: Astronomical Data Science

Kimberly Ward-Duong

Mon 3:05-4:20, Wed & Friday 2:45-4:00

 
UMass Astron 228: Stars and Galaxies Ronald Snell

Tu & Th 1:00-2:15

 
  Astron 330: Topics in Astrophysics Min Yun

Tu & Th 10:00-11:15

 
  Astron 339: Astronomy in a Global Context F. Peter Schloerb

Tu & Th 2:30-3:45

 
  Astron 452H: Astrophysics II: Galaxies Houjun Mo

Mon & Wed 2:30-3:45

 

 

                                                                                                                           UMass SPRING 2023 ASTRONOMY COURSES

Type Title Section Class # Comp Instructor Times Location

Gen Ed

Astron 100: Exploring the Universe - 120 students

02

58678

Lec

Michael Stage

Tu & Th 1:00-2:15

Hasbrck 134

Gen Ed

Astron 100: Exploring the Universe Lab

99LL 58680 Lab

Todd Tripp

Wed 1:25-2:15

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 100: Exploring the Universe Lab

99LM 58679

Lab

Todd Tripp

Friday 12:20-1:10

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 100: Exploring the Universe Lab

99LN 58681

Lab

Todd Tripp

Friday 1:25-2:15

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 100: Exploring the Universe Lab

99LO 58683

Lab

Todd Tripp

Wed 12:20-1:10

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 100: Exploring the Universe Lab

99LP 58684

Lab

Todd Tripp

Mon 1:25-2:15

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 100: Exploring the Universe Lab

99LQ 58685

Lab

Todd Tripp

Mon 12:20-1:10

ILCS 220

Honors Astron 100H: Exploring the Universe 01 58688 Lec Mauro Giavalisco

Tu & Th 1:00-2:15

HasbAd 107

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System - 120 students

01 58682 Lec

Michael Stage

Tu & Th 2:30-3:45

Hasbrck 134

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System - 300 students

02 66805 Lec

Michael Stage

Tu & Th 10:00-11:15

HasbAd 20

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System On-Line

01 67706 On-Line

Thomas Burbine

Asynchronous

N/A

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System Lab

01LL

58691

Lab

Todd Tripp

Wed 1:25-2:15

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System Lab

01LM

58692

Lab

Todd Tripp

Friday 12:20-1:10

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System Lab

01LN

58695

Lab

Todd Tripp

Friday 1:25-2:15

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System Lab

01LO

58696

Lab

Todd Tripp

Wed 12:20-1:10

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System Lab

01LP

58693

Lab

Todd Tripp

Mon 1:25-2:15

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 101: The Solar System Lab

01LQ

58694

Lab

Todd Tripp

Mon 12:20-1:10

ILCS 220

Gen Ed

Astron 105: Weather & Our Atmosphere

01 58686 Lec

Guy Blaylock

Tu & Th 10:00-11:15

Hasbrck 134

Majors

Astron 228: Astrophysics 1: Stars and Galaxies

01 58660 Lec Ronald Snell

Tu & Th 1:00-2:15

ILCS 311

Majors

Astron 330: Topics in Astrophysics: Radio Astronomy

01 66911 Lec Min Yun

Tu & Th 10:00-11:15

LGRT 1114
Majors

Astron 339: Astronomy in a Global Context

01 58687 Lec

F. Peter Schloerb

Tu & Th 2:30-3:45

TBA
Honors
& Majors

Astron 452H: Astrophysics II: Galaxies

01 66808 Lec Houjun Mo

Tu & Th 2:30-3:45

Hasbrck 230

Grad

Astron 732: Computational Methods for Physical Science

01 66809 Lec Grant Wilson

Tu & Th 2:30-3:45

LGRT 147

Grad

Astron 748: Cosmology & General Relativity

01 58690 Lec Houjun Mo

Mon & Wed 10:45-12:00

LGRT 644
Grad

Astron 792A: Seminar: Review of Current Literature

01 58668 Sem Daniela Calzetti

Mon & Th 4:00-5:15

LGRT 1033
Grad

Astron 850: Advanced Topics in Astronomy

01 66812 Lec Daniel Wang

Tu & Th 11:30-12:45

LGRT 644

 

Spring 2022

           
Type Title Section  Class  Instructor Time Location
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lecture) Large-300 students 1 26408 Mauro Giavalisco Tu & Th 10:00 - 11:15AM TBA
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lecture) Standard -120 students 2 26408 Min Yun Tu & Th 1:00 - 2:15PM TBA
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lab) 99LM 26412 Grad Students Wed 1:25 - 2:15PM TBA
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lab) 99LN 26411 Grad Students Fri 12:20-1:10PM TBA
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lab) 99LO 26738 Grad Students Fri 1:25AM - 2:15PM TBA
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lab) 99LP 26439 Grad Students Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM TBA
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lab) 99LQ 26436 Grad Students Mon 1:25 - 2:15PM TBA
GenEd 100:  Exploring the Universe (Lab) 99LR 26420 Grad Students Mon 12:20 - 1:10PM TBA
Honors 100H: Exploring The Universe (Honors) 1 26424 Kate Whitaker Tu & Th 1:00PM - 2:15PM TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Online) 1 36737 Tom Burbine Online (Asynchronous) TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Lecture) 1 26416 Stephen Schneider Tu & Th 2:30-3:45PM TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Lab) 01LM 26434 Grad Students Wed 1:25-2:15PM TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Lab) 01LN 26435 Grad Students Fri 12:20P- 1:10PM TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Lab) 01LO 26438 Grad Students Fri 1:25-2:15PM TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Lab) 01LP 26439 Grad Students Wed 12:20 – 1:10PM TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Lab) 01LQ 26436 Grad Students Mon 1:25-2:15PM TBA
GenEd 101: The Solar System (Lab) 01LR 26437 Grad Students Mon 12:20-1:10PM TBA
GenEd 105: Weather and Our Atmosphere 1 26422 Guy Blaylock Tu & Th 10:00-11:15AM TBA
Majors 228: Stars and Galaxies 1 26388 Ron Snell Tu & Th 1:00-2:15PM TBA
Majors 330: Topics in Astrophysics : Topic TBA 1 26454 Alex Pope Tu & Th 10:00-11:15AM TBA
Majors 339: Astronomy in a Global Context 1 26423 Grant Wilson Tu & Th 2:30-3:45pm TBA
Honors & Majors 452H: Astrophysics II: Galaxies 1 36700 Houjun Mo Mon & Wed 2:20-3:45PM TBA
Grad 643: Astrophysics Stars and Stellar Populations 1 26426 Daniel Wang Tu & Thu 2:30-3:45PM TBA
Grad 741: Interstellar Medium 1 36699 Todd Tripp Mon & Wed 2:30-3:45PM TBA
Grad 748: Cosmology & General Relativity 1 26430 Neal Katz Tu & Thu 1:00-2:15; Mon & Wed 12:20-1:35PM  TBA
Grad 792A: Seminar: Review of Current Lit 1 26396 Grad Students Mon 3:45-5:00PM TBA

                                                                                   

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