This intermediate-level course for astronomy majors is designed as a hands-on introduction to
The objective of this course is to introduce astronomy majors to the methods, tools, and processes
that professional astronomers use in their work. Science topics include stellar explostions and
high-energy phenomena in the universe, such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), gravitational waves
and their electromagnetic counterparts. The material in classes will prepare students to do an
individual research project with their interested topics.