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Admin. 2/15/11 1. Class website http://www. astro . ufl .edu/~jt/teaching/ast1002/index.html 2. Discussion sections: Tuesday 1.55pm (period 7), Bryant 3 Wednesday 10.40am (period 4), Bryant 3 Thursday 3.00pm (period 8), Bryant 3 Office hr: Thursday (5pm), Bryant 302 3. Homework 4 due Sunday Feb. 20th by 11pm. Questons will appear on Sakai e-learning by Tue. 2/15. 4. Reading this week : Chapters 0, 1, 2.1-2.4, 4.1, 5, 6, 7, 8, all of 4 5. Email me Astro - news, jokes, tunes, images: [email protected] ufl . edu 6. Print out class notes and bring them to class - use these as a base outline to take extra notes in class. 7. Midterm 1 results via Sakai e-learning later this week 8. Observing Project - Fridays 8.30pm - see class website. Key Concepts: Lecture 15: Jovian Planets (Gas Giants) Background, Discovery, Basic properties: rotation, orbits, seasons Internal Structure Atmosphere: clouds, winds, storms Magnetic field What are the Jovian Planets? 4 Giant Planets in the outer solar system, beyond Mars, – Jupiter – Saturn – Uranus – Neptune Known to the ancients Discovered relatively recently with telescopes and Newton’s Laws Jupiter Pioneer 10 Dec 73 Pioneer 11 Dec 74 Voyager 1 Mar 79 Voyager 2 Jul 79 Ulysses Dec 91 Galileo Dec 95 Saturn Pioneer 11 Sep 79 Voyager 1 Nov 80 Voyager 2 Aug 81 Cassini Jul 04 Uranus Voyager 2 Jan 86 Neptune Voyager 2 Aug 89 Voyager Space Missions To Outer Planets [You do not need to remember the details of these missions]
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Characteristics of Jovian Planets Much larger and more massive than terrestrial planets
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