Elements of Astronomy - Fall 2018

Schedule



Aug  20  (M) Introduction to 1311 & labs + Prologue - Charting the Heavens
     22  (W) Prologue continued
     24  (F) Prologue continued. HW Ch.0 
     27  (M) Lab 1 - Measurements and Measurement Error
     29  (W) Ch 1 - Motions.  HW Ch. 0 due
     31  (F) Ch 1 continued.
     03  (M) Holiday
     05  (W) Ch 1 continued. HW Ch.1
     07  (F) Ch 2 - Light and Matter.  HW Ch.1 due
     10  (M) Lab 2 - Study of the Spectrum
     12  (W) Ch 2 continued.  HW Ch.2
     14  (F) Ch 3 - Telescopes. HW Ch.2 due
     17  (M) Lab 3 - Properties of Lenses
     19  (W) Ch 3 continued.  HW Ch.3
     21  (F) Ch 4 - The Solar System.  HW Ch.3 due
     24  (M) Lab 7 - Measure the Solar Constant
     26  (W) Ch 4 continued.  HW Ch.4
     28  (F) Test 1 (Ch 0,1,2,3,4).  HW Ch.4 due
Oct  01  (M) Lab 5 - Measuring the Earth's Orbital Velocity
     03  (W) Ch 9 - The Sun: Our Parent Star
     05  (F) Ch 9 continued HW Ch.9
     08  (M) Fall break
     10  (W) Ch 10 - Measuring the Stars.  HW Ch.9 due
     12  (F) Ch 10 continued
     15  (M) Lab 4 - Study of the Lunar Surface (read sec 5.6 before lab)
     17  (W) Ch 10 continued.  HW Ch.10
     19  (F) Ch 11 - The Interstellar Medium.  HW Ch.10 due
     22  (M) Lab 8 - Measuring Distance by Parallax
     24  (W) Ch 11 continued.  HW Ch.11
     26  (F) Ch 12 - Stellar Evolution.  HW Ch.11 due
     29  (M) Lab 9 - Plotting the H-R Diagram
     31  (W) Ch 12 continued
Nov  02  (F) Ch 12 continued.  HW Ch.12
     05  (M) Lab 6 - Constructing the Orbit of Mars
     07  (W) Test 2 (9,10,11,12)  HW Ch.12 due
     09  (F) Ch 14 - The Milky Way Galaxy
     12  (M) Lab 10 - The Crab Nebula
     14  (W) Ch 14 continued.  HW Ch.14
     16  (F) Ch 15 Normal Galaxies.  HHW Ch.14 due
     19  (M) Lab 11 - Stars, Dust and Gas in the Milky Way
     21  (W) Holiday
     23  (F) Holiday
     26  (M) Lab 12 - Classifying Galaxies
     28  (W) Ch 15 continued.  HW Ch.15
     30  (F) Test 3 (Ch 14,15)  HW Ch.15 due
Dec  03  (M) Test 4 - Make-up.  Covers entire course
     07  (F) Final Exam 1130-1430 in 158 Fondren Science


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