The University of North Dakota (UND) currently offers undergraduate- and graduate-level astronomy courses in the Departments of Space Studies and Physics. Space Studies offers two courses in observational astronomy in support of its undergraduate minor and Master's degree program. Physics offers several astronomy courses in support of its undergraduate physics degree.
The Department of Space Studies offers SpSt 425 (Observational Astronomy) for undergraduate and graduate students and SpSt 526 (Advanced Observational Astronomy) for graduate students. Both courses are available for on-campus and distance education students. SpSt 425 teaches students about basic astronomical observing techniques, how to operate common astronomical equipment, and how to conduct a variety of basic observing projects. SpSt 526 involves in-depth investigations of four astronomical sub-disciplines: radio astronomy, visible-wavelength stellar spectroscopy, near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy, and solar astronomy. Both courses will utilize the various telescopes and instruments at the UND Space Studies Observatory site, which is located ~10 miles west of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Dr. Paul Hardersen teaches these courses and manages/maintains the equipment at the observatory site.
The Physics Department offers the following undergraduate courses: Physics 110/110L (Introductory Astronomy), Physics 460 (Introduction to Astrophysics), and Physics 461 (Introduction to Astrophysics II). Dr. Timothy Young of the Physics Department teaches these courses.
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