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Astronomy 555: Protostars And Planets

Course Outline

Clouds and cores

Star formation and protostars

Young binaries

Newborn massive stars

Jets and outflows

Clusters and associations

T Tauri stars and disks

Brown dwarfs

Planet formation and evolution

Extrasolar planets

Dust and protoplanetary disks

Early solar system




Seminar meetings M Th 4:00 - 5:15


Presentations (100%) approximately 9 per student


Texts: Annual reviews of astronomy and astrophysics

Protostars and planets IV

Protostars and planets V


All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.