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ASTRONOMY 309G:  Popular Astronomy for Non-science Students   Fall 2018 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNIQUE NUMBER:   47115 TIME, PLACE:  T-Th 9:30—11:00 PM, PAI 3.02 INSTRUCTOR:   Pawan Kumar  – Professor of astrophysics, specializing in exploding stars     Office:   RLM 17.204,    phone:  512-471-3412      Email:    [email protected]                              Hours:  Tuesdays 11-12 AM or by appointment                          Web:    surya.as.utexas.edu TAs:   Oliver Atkinson;      Email :   [email protected]                                             Office   Hours:  M: 2-3 pm  and/or by appt. (office: RLM 17.312)             Milo Holt;   Email:  [email protected]                                                    Office   hours:  Th: 11 to 12 am and/or by apt.  (office: RLM 17.312)                          This course may be used to fulfill three hours of the natural science and technology, Part I  component of the university core curriculum and addresses the following four core objectives  established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: communication skills, critical  thinking skills, teamwork, and empirical and quantitative skills .   GRADES:   There will be two 70-min tests, each counting 25% of the final grade. Homeworks (roughly one every other week) will carry 20% of the grade. The remaining 30% of the grade will be based on 
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