Fall 2019 Astronomy 30500 PR Schedule

ASTRONOMY 30500 PR

COURSE NUMBER: 25465

FALL 2019

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

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Day

Date

Class

Explorations 9th Ed.

Topic

Assignment: Chapter* & Test Yourself

In Class Videos

Tu

Aug 27

1

Preview

Cosmic Landscape I

P(TY 2,3,4)

 

Th

Aug 29

2

1.1-1.2

Cosmic Landscape II + Cycles of the Sky I

1(TY 1,3,4)

HC II [5] Backyard Astron 1-7

Tu

Sep 3

3

1.3-1.4,

Cycles of the Sky II + History I 

1(TY 7,11)

HC I [4] Beyond Big Bang 1-6  

Tu

Sep 10

4

2.1-2.4

History II

2(TY 2,5,6,7)

 

Th

Sep 12

5

Essay* 1, 3.1-3.5

History III+Backyard Astro

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

 

Tu

Sep 17

6

3.6-3.8, 4.1-4.3

Gravity & Motion I

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

 

Th

Sep 19

7

4.4-4.7,

Gravity & Motion II

4(TY 6,7,8)

HC II [5] Gravity

Tu

Sep 24

8

Essay* 2, 5.1-5.5

Light & Atoms + Relativity + Telescopes I

E2(TY 1,2,4) 5(TY 1,2,4,6,8,9)

 

Th

Sep 26

9

6.1-6.7,

Telescopes II + The Earth I

6(TY 1,2,3,5,7)

 

Th

Oct 3

10

Essay* 3, 7.1-7.5

The Earth II + Keeping Time + The Moon

E3(TY 2,3,4) 7(TY 1,3,5,6)

HC I [2] The Moon

Th

Oct 10

11

8.1-8.3

Review + Survey of the Solar System

8(TY 2,3,5,6)

 

Tu

Oct 15

12

First Exam: 1 Hr

All Topics through Chapter 7

 

 

Th

Oct 17

13

 

Terrestrial Planets I

 

HC I [2] Mercury & Venus

Tu

Oct 22

14

9.1-9.4

Terrestrial Planets II

9(TY 3,4,6,8)

 

Th

Oct 24

15

10.1-10.5

Outer Planets

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

 

Tu

Oct 29

16

11.1-11.4

Meteors, Asteroids & Comets

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

 

Th

Oct 31

17

12.1-12.5

The Sun I

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

 

Tu

Nov 5

18

 

The Sun II

 

HC I [1] The Sun

Th

Nov 7

19

13.1-13.6

Measuring Properties of Stars

13(TY 1,2,3,5,8,9)

 

Tu

Nov 12

21

14.1-14.8

Stellar Evolution

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

 

Th

Nov 14

20

Second Exam: 1 Hr

Topics in Chapters 8 - 13

 

 

Tu

Nov 19

22

15.1-15.3

Stellar Remnants

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

HC II [4] Nebulas

Th

Nov 21

23

16.1-16.4

The Milky Way I

16(TY 1,3)

HC I [3] Life/Death Star;

Tu

Nov 26

24

16.5-16.8

The Milky Way II

16(TY 7,8,9)

HC II [1] Milky Way

Tu

Dec 3

25

17.1-17.4

Galaxies I

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

HC I [3] Alien Galaxies

Th

Dec 5

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

Tu

Dec 10

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

Th

Dec 12

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.

In Class Videos will be supplemented by occasional Planetarium shows for small groups. Watch for announcements!