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Unformatted text preview: Astronomy 100: Descriptive Astronomy Assistant Professor Scott Severson Department of Physics and Astronomy Office: Darwin 300L (707) 664-2376 scott.severson@sonoma.edu Class websites: http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/people/faculty/severson/a100 https://webct6.sonoma.edu/webct/logon/306004752001 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 1 Astronomy 100: Descriptive Astronomy Book: • The Cosmic Perspective (5th Edition) – Note 1: We will make use of the online resources related to this book. A new book includes access to www.masteringastronomy.com. Buying a used book is not likely to save you much money, as you will need to purchase the online content separately. This can be done directly at www.masteringastronomy.com – Note 2: This is not the same as The Essential Cosmic Perspective. – Note 3: An older edition of this text, The Cosmic Perspective (4th Edition), ISBN 0-8053-6647-4 is an acceptable edition of this text and may be available used through online resellers. As noted previously, you will need to purchase the online content separately. 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 2 Astronomy 100: Descriptive Astronomy • Grades – 10% - attendance and participation – 30% - online homework http://www.masteringastronomy.com – 30% for in-class quizzes – 5% observing assignment – 25% final exam, Thursday December 17th – Up to 9% extra credit 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 3 Astronomy 100 Course Outline Cosmic Perspective Week Tuesday Thursday Chapter Reading 1 Aug 27 2 Sep 01 Sep 03 1.1, 1.2 3 Sep 08 Sep 10 2.1-2.3 4 Sep 15 Sep 17 3.1, 3.3-3.5, 4 5 Sep 22 Furlough 5 6 Sep 29 Oct 01 6.1-6.3 7 Oct 06 Oct 08 7.1-7.2, 10.1, 11.1-11.2 8 Oct 13 Furlough 12, 13.1 9 Oct 20 Oct 22 14.1-14.2 10 Oct 27 Oct 29 15 11 Nov 03 Nov 05 16.1, 17.1-17.3 12 Nov 10 Nov 12 S3.3, 18.1-18.3 13 Nov 17 Nov 19 19.1,19.2,19.4 14 Furlough 15 Dec 01 Dec 03 20, 21.1 16 Dec 08 Dec 10 22, 23.1-23.2 17 Dec 17 HW Due (Thursday) Quizzes (Thursday) Intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 + Review 1 (Chapters 1-2) 2 (Chapters 3-6) 3 (Chapters 7-13) 4 (Chapters 14-18+S3.3) 7 Chs. 22 & 23 X-Cr. Review Due by Final 5 (Chapters 19-21) Cumulative Final Thursday, December 17 5:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 4 Reading list / study guide available at class WebCT site 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 5 Public Viewing Nights at SSU Observatory 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 6 Public Viewing Nights at SSU Observatory 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 7 Reminder: Observing Assignment • 5% of grade, do not give these points away! – Submit a one-page, typed account of your experience observing with a telescope during the semester. Include the date, time, place, a description of the telescope(s) and what you observed. • Note: Please prepare to spend about 1 hour at the Observatory during the open times • A flashlight can be useful for the walk. • Viewing will be cancelled for bad weather or cloud cover • Call ahead if you are uncertain (707) 664-2267 • Dress warmly. Another view 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 9 Reminder: Observing Assignment • Other option: Robert H. Ferguson Observatory – http://rfo.org/ • There are several other places to observe, they can be found via: – The Astronomy Connection –http://observers.org/TAC.cgi/Events.Header.OIs.Calendar.Footer/ – the Astronomical Association of Northern California –http://www.aanc-astronomy.org/aancCalendars/AANCclndr.html – Sonoma County Astronomical Society –http://www.sonomaskies.org/ 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 11 First online homeworks MasteringAstronomy Web Site: http:// masteringastronomy.com Course ID SSU2009FALL Login provided with new book purchase, separate charge otherwise Assignment #0 Intro to MasteringAstronomy Due 9/10/09 Assignment #1 Chapters 1 & 2 Due 9/17/09! 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 12 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 13 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 14 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 15 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 16 08/27/2009 Asst. Prof. Scott Severson 17 ...
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