Elements of Astronomy - Fall 2017

Schedule


NOTE: Class meets on the first day in the lab (room 32 Fondren Science). Bring your books!


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


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