in the center 3
sections of the
ASTR 310: Lecture 2
Course web page (see blue handout)
Lectures are username/password : a310/gnomon
Textbook review (see web site)
Early Greek Astronomy continued
relative size of Earth and the Moon (Aristarchus circa 280 BC)
o knew the size of the earth by observing where the sun was on a
midsummers day simultaneously with the moon
o relative size of earth and moon from eclipse (s
Astr 310 Lecture 5th of October 2016
Distances inside solar system
- Distances are an important aspect when talking about orbits
- How do we know distance to the moon and how do we know about distance
from the earth to the sun?
- Send a laser beam bounds
Midterm next Wednesday
You MUST have a scientific calculator and you MAY
NOT SHARE them. You may NOT use a phone as a
You must have your UBC ID card with you.
stay outside until asked to enter
Covers all course material up to and
Pre-exam office hours and open tutorial
area (back of Henn 312)
course web page
Tutorial 4 started today.
NOT MISS THIS TUTORIAL
Q's? Office hours!
For terrestrial planets, formation can be
Mastering Astronomy: again.the BEST answer.
Next week's tutorial is the most important in the
course. Don't miss it.
HW4 handed out in class, due Wednesday Oct 23.
The formation of the Solar System
I. Stellar context
What basic clues do
Telescopes in astronomy
Whats the smallest angle we can resolve?
Light behaves like a wave, so
when it passes through any
opening, it diffracts around
the edges of that opening
The pupil of the eye and the
primary mirror of a telescope
Midterm in class Wednesday Oct 28.
Covers all material up to and including today.
Final Exam: Monday Dec 16, 08:30 AM
Exam hardships (3 or more exams in less than
24 hours) MUST be reported by Nov 15
Announcements (Oct 9)
(1) Tutorial 3.
Go Directly to the main lobby of the Barber Learning
center (where the big staircase is).
The two sections for Wed Oct 9 will run instead on
Wed Oct 16. This Friday's sections will be normal.
Wien's law animation
ASTR 310: Oct 7, 2013
Dr Jeremy Heyl instructing this week
If you did not get two (or more) emails from Prof
Gladman last week, look on the Mastering
Astronomy site for an announcement. You need
to change your SSC email address!
Sept 30, 2011 announcements
HW1redo OR HW3 should be done by Oct 15
If you turn in HW1redo, watch for an email back telling
you to move on to HW3
If you don't have a good HW3 photo, don't submit
Ancient Greek geocentric model
What local solar
time was this
Tutorial 2 this week!
Reminder: You MUST attend the tutorial you are
READINGS: Sections 2.4 and 3.2
Longer readings for next class than recent average
Sept 27, 2013 announcements
Readings: Starting into Chapter 3 now
Readings to lectures jump around a bit, all back in sync
Homework 1 and 2. See your email.
Midterm exam: Oct 30, in class. 50 minutes
An old midterm will be posted mid-october
First tutorial is this week
Hennings 312, on third floor, DON'T BE LATE
Go up main staircase (facing Barber), turn right.
Mastering Astronomy review.
Those first two were longer than the average.
we are 'caught up' now.yay.
British lot of structures that are astronomically related
- Stonehenge is not the biggest but definitely one of the most famous for
astronomy. Stonehenge is not actually a henge?
- Studied the alignment of the stones and it became clear