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ASTR_CourseNotes - ASTRONOMY 100Lg THE UNIVERSE Spring 2009...

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Spring, 2009 Tentative Schedule Dr. Warner Text: Freedman & Kaufmann - Universe ( Eighth Edition) Date Topic Reading Jan. 13 / 15 Introduction; Early Astronomy; Celestial Sphere Ch. 1,2 Jan. 20 / 22 Precession; Time-keeping; Lunar Phases; Eclipses Ch. 2,3; make notes Jan. 27 / 29 Eclipses; The Astronomical Revolution; Gravity Ch. 3,4 Feb. 3 / 5 Gravity; Properties of Waves; Radiation Ch. 4,5 FIRST MIDTERM EXAM: Tuesday, February 10 th (Bring a No. 2 pencil) Feb. 10 / 12 Atoms & Spectroscopy; Telescopes Ch. 5,6 Feb. 17 / 19 Ch. 7,8,9 Feb. 24 / 26 Planets and Other Things in the Solar System Ch. 7–15 Mar. 3 / 5 Birth of the Solar System; The Sun - our Star Ch. 8,16; make notes SECOND MIDTERM EXAM: Tuesday, March 10 th (Bring a No. 2 pencil) Mar. 10 / 12 Stellar Quantities; HR Diagram; Binaries Ch. 17 SPRING BREAK: Monday, Mar. 16 th – Friday, Mar. 21 st Mar. 24 / 26 Stellar Evolution I Ch. 17,18,19; handout Mar. 31 /Apr 2 Stellar Evolution II; Death of Stars Ch. 20,21,22; handout Apr. 7 / 9 Stellar Evolution III: The Stellar Graveyard Ch. 21,22 THIRD MIDTERM EXAM: Tuesday, April 13 th (Bring a No. 2 pencil) Apr. 14 / 16 Our Galaxy and Other Galaxies Ch. 23, 24 Apr. 21 / 23 Galaxies and Cosmology Ch. 25, 26, 27 Apr. 28/ 30 Cosmology; The Early Universe Ch. 26, 27 ALL STUDENTS (NO EXCEPTIONS) WILL TAKE THE FINAL EXAM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 th , 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. . Classes meet: Lecture: TTh 12:00–1:50, SLH 200 ( NOTE: Exams may be held in di f erent rooms – this will be announced ) Labs meet: SGM 219 O f ce hours: Nick Warner: classroom/SSC216D, TTh 2:15–3:30, and by appointment Joseph Vandiver – SGM 416, Mo–Th 2:30-3:30PM. O f ce/phone numbers: Nick Warner: SSC 216D; 740-1146, Joseph Vandiver: SGM 416; 740-8889 TAs’ o f ce: SGM 217, 218 or 219; hours to be announced. e-mail:
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