Online Astronomy Classes

Physics 206 on line course with lab

Stars and Stellar Evolution

This course focuses on the formation, and evolution of sun-like stars and more massive stars. We will begin by studying light and how it gives us information regarding stars. then look at our closest star, the sun, in detail. We will explore stars in general with special consideration given to the processes of star formation and evolution. We will finish by discussing the end-state of sun-like stars, and for more massive stars, the supernova. We finish by studying the compact objects created from the cores of these enormous explosions: neutron stars and black holes.