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Eric Agol
ASTR 576
Seattle Campus

Astronomy Colloquium

Current research topics in astronomy and astrophysics. Prerequisite: permission of department. Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

This course is intended for graduate students to learn about a range of topics in modern research on astronomy and astrophysics.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

One hour lectures each week by guest speakers who are experts in their fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Requirements are to (1) attend at least 4 colloquia; (2) ask 2 questions out loud during the quarter of various speakers; (3) come up with a possible research topic/problem/question that you were inspired to think of while attending the talks.

Please jot down the above assignments and give to Eric Agol by last day of quarter to receive full credit.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Eric Agol
Date: 09/17/2003