Lecture 1 - Physics 1902 From Stars to the Cosmos Lecturer...

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1 Physics 1902 From Stars to the Cosmos Lecture 1 Lecturer Peter Watson E-mail watson@physics.carleton.ca HP3318 Course TA Adam Robichaud E-mail arobicha@physics.carleton.ca Marking of assignments, Telescope operations Course Assessment Weekly Quiz, Bi-weekly Assignments Collaboration on quizzes, assignments is encouraged Mid Term, Final exams Half multiple choice, half longer answers Mid term will cover first half of course Final will cover second half of course Both exams are closed book ½ of each exam will be from quiz/assignment Grading Quizzes 10% Assignments 20% Mid Term 35% Final Exam 35% Text Book Recommended text is Astronomy Today – Chaisson & McMillan We will use only Vol. 2 ‘Stars and Galaxies’ Lectures will follow the text
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2 Telescope The telescope is an essential tool in the development of astronomical ideas A 14” telescope is available for students to observe some of the bright objects in the northern winter sky
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