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Fall 2018 Astronomy 30500 PR Course Schedule

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Fall 2018 Astronomy 30500 PR Course Schedule

ASTRONOMY 30500 PR

COURSE NUMBER: 27132

FALL 2018

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM – Room MR 3

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Day

Date

Class

Explorations 8th Ed.

Topic

Assignment: Chapter* & Test Yourself

Video

Tu

Aug 28

1

Preview, 1.1-1.2

Cosmic Landscape, Cycles of the Sky

P(TY 2,3,4) 1(TY 1,3,4)

HC II [5] Backyard Astron 1-7

Th

Aug 30

2

1.3-1.4, 2.1-2.4

Cycles of the Sky, History

1(TY 7,11) 2(TY 2,5,6,7)

HC I [4] Beyond Big Bang 1-6

Tu

Sep 4

3

Essay* 1, 3.1-3.5

Backyard Astronomy, Gravity & Motion

E1(TY 2,4,6) 3(TY 2,4,5,6)

 

Th

Sep 6

4

3.6-3.8, 4.1-4.3

Gravity, Motion, Light & Atoms

3(TY 7,8,9) 4(TY 1,2,3)

HC II [5] Gravity

Th

Sep 13

5

4.4-4.7, Essay* 2

Light, Atoms & Relativity

4(TY 6,7,8) E2(TY 1,2,4)

 

Th

Sep 20

6

5.1-5.5

Telescopes

5(TY 1,2,4,6,8,9)

 

Tu

Sep 25

7

6.1-6.5

The Earth

6(TY 1,2,3,5)

 

Th

Sep 27

8

6.6-6.7, Essay* 3

The Earth & Keeping Time

6(TY 7) E3(TY 2,3,4)

 

Tu

Oct 2

9

7.1-7.5

The Moon I

7(TY 1,3,5,6)

HC I [2] The Moon

Th

Oct 4

10

 

The Moon II & Review

 

 

Tu

Oct 9

11

Exam I: 1 Hr

All Topics through Chapter 7

 

 

Th

Oct 11

12

8.1-8.3

Solar System Survey

8(TY 2,3,5,6)

 

Tu

Oct 16

13

9.1-9.4

Terrestrial Planets I

9(TY 3,4,6,8)

 

Th

Oct 18

14

 

Terrestrial Planets II & Outer Planets I

 

HC I [2] Mercury & Venus

Tu

Oct 23

15

10.1-10.5

Outer Planets II & Meteors

10(TY 1,2,3,4,5)

 

Th

Oct 25

16

11.1-11.4

Asteroids, Comets & The Sun I

11(TY 1,2,4,8,9,11)

HC I [3] Outer Planets

Tu

Oct 30

17

12.1-12.5

The Sun II

12(TY 1,2,4,6,7)

 

Th

Nov 1

18

13.1-13.3

Measuring Properties of Stars I

13(TY 1,3,5)

HC I [1] Secrets of the Sun

Tu

Nov 6

19

13.4-13.6

Measuring Properties of Stars II

13(TY 6,7,8,9)

 

Th

Nov 8

20

Exam II: 1 Hr

Topics in Chapters 8 - 13

 

 

Tu

Nov 13

21

14.1-14.8

Stellar Evolution

14(TY 1,5,6,7,9.10)

 

Th

Nov 15

22

15.1-15.3

Stellar Remnants

15(TY 1,4,5,7,8)

HC II [4] Nebulas

Tu

Nov 20

23

16.1-16.4

The Milky Way I

 

HC I [3] Life/Death Star;

Tu

Nov 27

24

16.5-16.8

The Milky Way II

16(TY 1,3,7,8,9)

HC II [1] Milky Way

Th

Nov 29

25

17.1-17.4

Galaxies I

17(TY 1,2,3,9,10)

HC I [3] Alien Galaxies

Tu

Dec 4

26

17.5-17.6, 18.1-18.3

Galaxies II & Cosmology

18(TY 1,2,3)

HC I [4] Beyond Big Bang 7-12

Th

Dec 6

27

18.4-18.6, Essay* 4

Cosmology & The Origin of Life

18(TY 5,7,9) E4(TY 1,2,7)

HC I [2] Space Ship Earth

Tu

Dec 11

28

 

Review

 

HC I [4] Search for ET

 

TBD

29

Final Exam: 1.5 Hr

All Topics

 

 

* “Essay” refers to the four chapters in the book so named.