Catherine Espaillat's Teaching

Dr. Catherine C. Espaillat
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Boston University

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CAS AS 101 - The Solar System
The historical development of astronomy and the motion of the planets. The formation of the solar system. The sun and its effects on the earth. Description of the planets and the moons of our solar system including recent results from the space program.
Fall 2014, 2015, 2016

CAS AS 203 Principles of Astronomy II
The celestial sphere; time and calendars; astronomical instruments and techniques; properties of stars; stellar evolution; the Milky Way galaxy; galaxies and quasars.
Spring 2015

GRS AS 725 - Gravitational Astrophysics
This course examines astrophysical topics in which gravity plays a dominant role, particularly stellar structure.
Spring 2016

GRS AS 791 - Special Topics in Astrophysics
Lecture course examining special topics of current interest in astrophysics. This semester will focus on star and planet formation.
Spring 2014