College of Letters & Sciences
Observatory

Physics

Contact Information

Steve Sahyun
Department Chair & Professor
Phone: (262) 472-5113
Location: Upham Hall 157
Patricia Filipiak
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1067
Location: Upham Hall 151

Astronomy Courses

  • EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE
    Astronomy 101, Credits: 3

    A non-laboratory course that introduces the basic concepts of astronomy, including cultural and historical considerations. Study of the universe, galaxies, stars are among the topics to be covered. One observation night may be required (unless the course is offered online).

  • INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
    Astronomy 112, Credits: 5

    An examination of concepts regarding the organization and structure of the universe. Laws that govern the universe, stellar evolution, galaxies and structure of a solar system are among topics covered. In addition to labs, there are one/two required evening observations sessions during the semester (none for online).

  • ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP
    Astronomy 490, Credits: 1-5

    Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable. Instructor Consent required.

  • SPECIAL STUDIES
    Astronomy 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Department Consent required.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY
    Astronomy 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
    Astronomy 498R, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.