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Discover the Universe AST1002 Section 0423 Spring 2011 Instructor: Prof. Jonathan Tan office: 302 Bryant; tel. 352 392-2052 ext 254; course email (will be sent to Prof. and TA.): ast1002_tan @ personal email: jt @ office hours: Thursdays 5pm-6pm or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Benjamin Nelson office: 319 Bryant; tel. 352 392-2052 ext 281; benelson @ office hours: in discussion sections, see class website Class Web site: Lecture time and place: Tuesdays: 3:00pm-4:55pm (periods 8 & 9); Thursdays: 4:05pm-4:55pm (period 9) in Pugh 170 Discussion sections: Regular discussion sections will take place in Room 3, Bryant Space Sciences Building (BRT) and some other locations (TBD). The schedule of these discussion sections will be announced in class and posted on the class website. Concepts and ideas covered in the lectures will be discussed in more detail, and with greater opportunity for questions from students. Some guidance will be provided for homework questions, although solutions will not be given out before the homework is due. Students are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in these discussion sections and extra credit , up to 5%, can be gained in this way. We will also have a web-based discussion forum for the class where you can post questions and discuss topics. Your participation here can also generate extra credit. Text: th Edition (5 th ed. is ok). We do not use any of the “Mastering Astronomy” online components of the textbook. Course Contents: This course offers a broad overview of modern astronomy. Our goal is to help you gain an understanding of how the universe works (see calendar below for detailed subject listing). General Education: AST 1002, Discover the Universe, is a GenEd physical science (P) course. The course covers not only the Universe and the bodies in it -- planets, moons, stars, galaxies, etc. -- but also how we know about those things, including our understanding of the underlying physics of astronomy.
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Class Expectations and Obligations: Prepare for each class: We will provide basic lecture notes on the class web site at least 24 hours before each class. You should look these over, print them out and bring them to class. You can then make additional notes on these printouts. Reading assignments from the textbook are also given each week and you must stay up to date with these assignments. Participate in lectures:
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