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class17a - Wednesday Oct 8 Syllabus class notes and...

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Wednesday, Oct. 8 Syllabus, class notes, and homeworks are at: www.as.utexas.edu courses AST 301, Lacy Reading for this week: chapter 8 The Wednesday help session is in GRG 424 at 5:00 (for the entire semester).
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New Schedule Aug 27: Ch 1+App A The Scale of the Cosmos Sep 3: Ch 2+3 The Sky, Cycles in the Sky Sep 8: Ch 4 The Origin of Modern Astronomy Sep 15: Ch 5 Telescopes Sep 19: Exam #1, Ch 1-5 Sep 22: Ch 6 Starlight and Atoms Sep 29: Ch 7 The Sun Oct 6: Ch 8 The Family of Stars Oct 13: Ch 9 The Formation and Structure of Stars Oct 20: Ch 10 The Lives and Deaths of Stars Oct 24: Exam #2, Ch 6-10 Oct 27: Ch 11 Neutron Stars and Black Holes Nov 3: Ch 12 The Milky Way Galaxy Nov 10: Ch 15 Cosmology Nov 17: Ch 16 The Origin of the Solar System Nov 24: Ch 17 The Terrestrial Planets Dec 1: Ch 18 The Outer Solar System Dec 5: Exam #3, Ch 11,12,15-19
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Parallax and Distance You judge the distance to objects (depth perception) from the fact that your two eyes view an object from two different locations, so have to look in different directions to look at an object.
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