University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Studies

Astronomy Course Offerings:


Undergraduate Classes for Spring 2016

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  • ASTR 1210 Introduction to the Night Sky and Solar System (Thuan) 
  • ASTR 1210 Introduction to the Night Sky and Solar System (Indebetouw)
  • ASTR 1220 Introduction to the Stars, Galaxies, and Universe (Whittle)
  • ASTR 1220 Introduction to the Stars, Galaxies, and Universe (Saslaw)
  • ASTR 1220 Introduction to the Stars, Galaxies, and Universe (Davis)
  • ASTR 1260 Threats from Space (Chevalier)
  • ASTR 1270 Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe(Johnson)
  • ASTR 1280 The Origins of Almost Everything (Murphy)
  • ASTR 1610 Intro to Astronomical Research for Potential Astronomy and Astronomy-Physics Majors (Seidelmann)
  • ASTR 2120 Intorduction to Astrophysics II (Sarazin)
  • ASTR 3130 Observational Astronomy (Skrutskie)
  • ASTR 3420 Life Beyond Earth (Garrod)
  • ASTR 3460 The Development of Modern Astronomy (Saslaw)
  • ASTR 3480 Introduction to Cosmology (Hawley)
  • ASTR 3880 Planetary Astronomy (Howard)
  • ASTR 4140 Research Methods in Astrophysics (Kallivayalil)

Undergraduate Classes from Previous Semesters

Undergraduate Classes for Fall 2015


Laboratory Information

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Weather hotline: 434-924-7238

Updated by 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM on lab nights.

Lab Locations:

Telescope Observing Labs:

Sign in front of Astronomy Building (530 McCormick Road) (map)

Constellation Quiz Labs:

Garage Area to West of Astronomy Building (away from Alderman Road) (map)

Telescope Observing Labs:

Astronomy 1210/1220/1230/1270 Telescope Observing Signup

Visit our Current Weather Conditions page for information pertaining to whether nighttime laboratories will be open for students. The Sky Calendar at Sky & Telescope lists objects of interest in the current night sky.