- ASTR 112 - Physics of Stars. The leading observational facts about stars as interpreted by current theories of stellar structure and evolution. Spectroscopy, abundances of the elements, nucleosynthesis, stellar atmospheres, stellar populations. Final stages of evolution, including white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernovae.
- ASTR 118 - Physics of Planetary Systems. Determination of the physical properties of the solar system, its individual planets, and extrasolar planetary systems through ground-based and space-based observations, laboratory measurements, and theory. Theories of the origin and evolution of planets and planetary systems.
- ASTR 220A - Stellar Structure and Evolution. Survey of stellar structure and evolution. Physical properties of stellar material. Convective and radiative energy transport. Stellar models and evolutionary tracks through all phases. Comparison with observations.
- ASTR 223 - Planetary Physics. Survey of interiors, atmospheres, thermal evolution, and magnetospheres of planets, with a focus on the astronomical perspective. Exoplanets and solar system planets covered, both giant and terrestrial, with attention to current and future observations.