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Unformatted text preview: 1 AST 1002 Planets, Stars and Galaxies Welcome! Section 1 -- Mon. & Wed. 3:35-4:50 pm Section 2 -- Mon. & Wed. 5:15-6:30 pm Prof. David Lind Department of Physics Florida State University http://www.physics.fsu.edu/courses/spring05/ast1002/default.htm Astronomy is the study of objects beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and of how these objects interact. IMPORTANT: This is a science class! It uses the tools of science, namely math! We expect you to be able to do mathematically rigorous calculations. Also IMPORTANT: This is NOT an astrology class! We will not learn about the con- stellations, other than as sign- posts to guide us through the sky. What i s A s tronomy? What i s A s tronomy? IMPORTANT: This is a science class! Also IMPORTANT: This is NOT an astrology class! We will not learn about the constellations, other than as signposts. We will learn: How we know about astronomy-- techniques and tools What we know about astronomy-- our neighborhood, the solar system-- the stars and their cycles-- the distant galaxies What we need to learn more about-- there are still paradoxes and unanswered questions 2 Astronomy 1002 Grades Grades will be determined by: Quizzes. . . . . . . . . . . . 15% 3 one hour exams . . . . 17% each Final Exam . . . . . . . . . 34% There will be approx. 10-12 quizzes randomly throughout the semester. We will drop the 2 lowest quiz grades....
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