Spring 2019 Syllabus Astronomy 30500 Course Schedule

ASTRONOMY 30500 PR

COURSE NUMBER: 38907

SPRING 2019

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 PM to 3:40 PM – Room MR 3

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Day

Date

Class

Explorations 8th Ed.

Topic

Assignment: Chapter* & Test Yourself

In Class Videos

Tu

Jan 29

1

Preview, 1.1-1.2

Cosmic Landscape,

P(TY 2,3,4)

 

Th

Jan 31

2

1.3-1.4, 2.1-2.4

Cycles of the Sky &and History I

1(TY 1,3,4, 7,11)

HC II [5] Backyard Astron 1-7

Tu

Feb 5

3

Essay* 1, 3.1-3.5

History II  and Backyard Astronomy

2(TY 2,5,6,7) E1(TY 2,4,6)

HC I [4] Beyond Big Bang 1-6  

Th

Feb 7

4

3.6-3.8, 4.1-4.3

Gravity & Motion I

3(TY 2,4,5,6)

HC II [5] Gravity

Th

Feb 14

5

4.4-4.7, Essay* 2

Gravity & Motion II and Light & Atoms I

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

 

Tu

Feb 19

6

5.1-5.5

Light & Atoms II and Relativity

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

 

Th

Feb 21

7

6.1-6.5

Telescopes and The Earth I

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

 

Tu

Feb 26

8

6.6-6.7, Essay* 3

The Earth II

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

 

Th

Feb 28

9

7.1-7.5

Keeping Time and The Moon I

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

 

Tu

Mar 5

10

 

The Moon II and Review

 

HC I [2] The Moon

Th

Mar 7

11

First Exam: 1 Hr

All Topics through Chapter 7

 

 

Tu

Mar 12

12

8.1-8.3

Survey of the Solar System

8(TY 2,3,5,6)

 

Th

Mar 14

13

9.1-9.4

Terrestrial Planets

9(TY 3,4,6,8)

 

Tu

Mar 19

14

10.1-10.5

Outer Planets I

 

HC I [2] Mercury & Venus

Th

Mar 21

15

11.1-11.4

Outer Planets II and Meteors

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

 

Tu

Mar 26

16

12.1-12.3

Asteroids & Comets and The Sun I

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

 

Th

Mar 28

17

12.4-12.5

The Sun II

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

 

Tu

Apr 2

18

 

Pause

 

HC I [1] The Sun

Th

Apr 4

19

13.1-13.6

Measuring Properties of Stars

13(TY 1,3,5,6,7,8,9)

 

Tu

Apr 9

21

14.1-14.8

Stellar Evolution

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

 

Th

Apr 11

20

Second Exam: 1 Hr

Topics in Chapters 8 - 13

 

 

Tu

Apr 16

22

15.1-15.3

Stellar Remnants

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

HC II [4] Nebulas

Th

Apr 18

23

16.1-16.4

The Milky Way I

16(TY 1,3)

HC I [3] Life/Death Star;

Tu

Apr 30

24

16.5-16.8

The Milky Way II

16(TY 7,8,9)

HC II [1] Milky Way

Th

May 2

25

17.1-17.4

Galaxies I

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

HC I [3] Alien Galaxies

Tu

May 7

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

May 9

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

May 14

28

 

Review

 

HC I [4] Search for ET

Th

TBD

 

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!