Astronomy CH1

Astronomy CH1 - Physics 121 Descriptive Astronomy Physics...

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Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Instructor: Dr. Dejan Stojkovic Teaching Assistants: George Lindberg TBA TBA TBA Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course outline: • The night sky Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course outline: • The night sky • History of astronomy Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course outline: • The night sky • History of astronomy • Astronomical tools Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course outline: • The night sky • History of astronomy • Astronomical tools • The sun
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Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course outline: • The night sky • History of astronomy • Astronomical tools • The sun • Stars and the solar neighborhood Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course outline: • The night sky • History of astronomy • Astronomical tools • The sun • Stars and the solar neighborhood • The birth and death of stars Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course outline: • The night sky • History of astronomy • Astronomical tools • The sun • Stars and the solar neighborhood • The birth and death of stars • Black holes and neutron stars Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course Elements (required!): Lecture Lab Observation Textbook: Seeds, “Horizons”, 12 th edition Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Course Elements (required!): Lecture Lab Observation Two semesters of lab (121/122) satisfy the UB General Science Requirement (lab credit given on completion of PHY122). Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Lecture: MWF 3:00-3:50 MW: lecture on course material F: lecture problem solving pop quizzes exams Three in-class exams: no final.
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Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Labs: Five labs in semester, three hours each (usually fewer in practice). Six lab sessions per week. Two lab groups, each meets every other week. Lab signup (TA) Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Observation: 10” Meade Cassegrain Telescope Roof of Fronczak Observation nights: MW Weather Alternates: T Th Group A: 7:00-8:30 P.M. Group B: 8:30-10:00 P.M. One night of observing is required! (Counts one lab credit.) Signup: TA Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Observation: BOOK EARLY!!! Weather cancellations are a fact of life. Observations run through end of October! Bookings first-come, first-served, max 20 per group, via UBlearns.
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Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy Grading: 3 Exams, 20% each = 60% Homework/Quizzes 20% Labs/Observations 20% Homeworks due in class or in the Physics Department office on Wednesdays. No late homework will be accepted. Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy If you must miss an exam date with a valid, documented reason, you must make arrangements with Dr. Stojkovic for a makeup before the exam. Physics 121: Descriptive Astronomy
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