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lecture1 - Ay 1 - Exploring the Universe! Nick Scoville ! !...

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Ay 1 -- Exploring the Universe Nick Scoville recent discoveries clever, deductive thought(s) new - future technology intuitive physical understanding http://www.astro.caltech.edu/ay1/ requirements : 1) 1 obs./tel. exercise (15%) + 2 prob. sets (10% each) 3) self-calib. Midterm (0%, unless Fnal bad) 5) Fnal exam (mult.choice+essays -- 40%) 7) recitation project participation w/ paper (2-4 pages, 25%) Palomar Feld trip (Saturday May 9, optional) all menu courses have roughly the same requirements and grade distribution • beauty and grandeur diamonds in sky and ±uorescent nebulae • elegance of astrophysical deduction Olbers paradox elemental synthesis , CNO • freshness and vitality many serendipitous discoveries : mass of galaxy , dark matter M15 orion antennae m51 m83 a1689 MW-IR
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M15 - globular cluster Brghtness or Luminosity color Star colors and brightness Why are colors and Luminosity correlated ?? M42 - Orion nebula
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