Syllabus Spring 2018 Astronomy 30500 Course Schedule

ASTRONOMY 30500 EF

COURSE NUMBER: 25107

SPRING 2018

Monday and Wednesday 2:00 PM to 3:40 PM – Room MR 3

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Day

Date

Class

Explorations 8th Ed.

Topic

Assignment: Chapter* & Test Yourself

Video

M

Jan 29

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

W

Jan 31

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

M

Feb 5

3

Essay* 1, 3.1-3.5

Backyard Astronomy, Gravity & Motion

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

 

W

Feb 7

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

W

Feb 14

5

4.4-4.7, Essay* 2

Light & Atoms, Relativity

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

 

Tu

Feb 20

6

5.1-5.5

Telescopes

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

 

W

Feb 21

7

6.1-6.5

The Earth

6(TY 1,2,3,5)

 

M

Feb 26

8

6.6-6.7, Essay* 3

The Earth, Keeping Time

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

 

W

Feb 28

9

7.1-7.5

The Moon

7(TY 1,3,5,6)

 

M

Mar 5

10

 

The Moon, Solar System Survey Intro

 

HC I [2] The Moon

W

Mar 7

11

8.1-8.3

Review & Solar System Survey

8(TY 2,3,5,6)

 

M

Mar 12

12

        Exam I: 1 Hr

All Topics through Chapter 7

 

 

W

Mar 14

13

9.1-9.4

Terrestrial Planets I

9(TY 3,4,6,8)

HC I [2] Mercury & Venus

M

Mar 19

14

10.1-10.5

Outer Planets I

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

 

W

Mar 21

15

11.1-11.4

Meteors, Asteroids & Comets

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

HC I [3] Outer Planets

M

Mar 26

16

12.1-12.5

The Sun

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

 

W

Mar 28

17

13.1-13.3

Measuring Properties of Stars

13(TY 1,3,5)

HC I [1] Secrets of the Sun

M

Apr 9

18

13.4-13.6

Measuring Properties of Stars

13(TY 6,7,8,9)

 

M

Apr 16

19

14.1-14.6

Stellar Evolution

14(TY 1,5,6,7)

HC II [4] Nebulas

W

Apr 18

20

14.7-14.8,

Stellar Evolution

14(TY 9,10)

 

M

Apr 23

21

Exam II: 1 Hr

Topics in Chapters 8 - 13

 

 

W

Apr 26

22

15.1-15.3

Stellar Remnants

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

 

M

Apr 30

23

16.1-16.4

The Milky Way

 

HCI [3] Life/Death Star; II [1] Milky Way

W

May 2

24

16.5-16.8

The Milky Way

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

 

M

May 7

25

17.1-17.4

Galaxies

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

HC I [3] Alien Galaxies

W

May 19

26

17.5-17.6, 18.1-18.3

Galaxies, Cosmology

18(TY 1,2,3)

HC I [4] Beyond Big Bang 7-12

M

May 14

27

18.4-18.6, Essay* 4

Cosmology, Origin of Life

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

HC I [2] Space Ship Earth

W

May 16

28

 

Review

 

HC I [4] Search for ET

W

May 23

29

Final Exam: 1.5 Hr

All Topics

NOTE THE TIME: 1:00 PM !!!!

 

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