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ASTRONOMY 1101 -- THE SOLAR SYSTEM -- SPRING 2012 Classes are on Tuesday/Thursday from 1:40 PM to 3:00 PM in Room 130 Nicholson. The instructor is Dr. Rebecca Grouchy, with my office in Room 351 in Nicholson (578-2741). Office hours will be 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM M,W,F. My e-mail address is rgrouchy@ DAY Jan. 17 T Jan. 19 TH Jan 24T Jan 26 TH 5 Jan 31 T Feb 2 TH Feb 7 T Feb 9 TH Feb 14 T 10 Feb 16 TH Feb 21 T Feb 23 TH Feb 28 T Mar 1 TH Mar 6 T 15 Mar 8 TH Mar 13 T Mar 15 TH Mar 20 T Mar 22 TH 20 Mar 27 T Mar 29 TH Apr 3 T Apr 5 TH Apr 10,12 T,TH Apr 17 T 25 Apr 19 TH Apr 24 T Apr 26 TH May 1 T May 3 TH May 7 DOW READING* DUE ___ SECTION __ __ SPECIFIC TOPICS Ch. 28 Monday Ch. 1, 7, 8 Ch. 2 Ch. 3 Ch. 4 Ch. 5 Ch. 6 Ch. 16 Ch. 10, 11 Ch. 9 Ch. 12,14 Ch. 13 Ch. 15 HW #1 HW #2 HW #3 HW #4 HW #5 MIDTERM HW #6 HW #7 HW #8 HW #9 HW #10 HW #11 FINAL As seen from Earth Our Moon History Our Sun Rocky Bodies Earth as a Planet Gas Planets Icy Bodies Other Star's Planets Alien Life Tours of the Universe Our place in Universe Tour of the Solar System Common features Celestial Sphere Motions in the sky Seasons, Moon Phases Eclipses, Tides Heliocentric vs. Geocentric Kepler, Galileo Newton’s Laws Light, Doppler Shift MARDI GRAS HOLIDAY Light, Telescopes Our Sun and what powers it Sun, Neutrinos, Sunspots Finish Topics, Review (if time) On the rocky planets Why are they similar/different? Asteroids, meteors, craters Plate tectonics Ozone depletion, Global warming Dinosaur extinction Dodging the next big impact Gas Giants Moons of the Gas Giants SPRING BREAK HOLIDAY Comets & KBOs Pluto - planet or biggest KBO? Planets everywhere! What the new planets are like? What might ET be like? Finish Topics, Review (if time) FINAL (7:30-9:30 AM in 130 Nicholson) TEXTBOOK: R. A. Freedman, R. H. Geller, & W. J. Kaufmann III, "Universe" 9th ed, 2010 (Freeman & Co.) I strongly recommend you buy the textbook, as the book does have the large advantages
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