ASTR101, Fall 2015
Prof: Doug Hamilton
Lecture: TuTh 11:00-12:15pm in PHYS 1412
Prof's Office Hours: PSC 1153, TuTh 12:30-2:00 or by appointment.
Prof. and TA Contact Info
Discussion Sections and Labs
Full Class Syllabus (PDF, in color!)
THE ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP
Class Action. Peer instruction questions for Astronomy.
Supplementary Information for UMD Introductory Astronomy. This
site includes useful practice automatically graded multiple choice questions!
Astronomy Picture of the Day This site is updated daily and
has a nice archive of pretty astronomy images.
- Homer Simpson in evolution: Where did Homer come from?
- Homer Simpson in epicycles:
Why simple theories are preferred to complicated ones.
- What's up in the sky? Follow the observing link at
Sky & Telescope and/or check out
- Computerized version of
- Galileo's leaning tower of Pisa experiment - on the Moon!
JavaLab for the curious.
Collide or cannibalize your own galaxies, explore the
expansion history of the cosmos, and more!
Atlas of The Universe See the Sun's place amongst the nearby stars, in the Milky Way Galaxy, and in the Universe.
- SETI The search for
STARS & STELLAR REMNANTS
- Welcome to
the Planets Information about planets and spaceprobes from JPL.
- A Tour of the Solar
System This page contains information about the planets,
satellites, asteroids, comets, and Solar System related topics.
This page contains information about this program which searches for
near Earth objects.
- Build the
System to any scale you like, compared to any
- Current Mars
Rover missions: Spirit & Opportunity.
New Horizons mission to Pluto.
- Deep Impact:
Maryland Astronomy's NASA mission to crash into a comet.
- Extra Solar Planets
Astronomers have discovered planets around other stars. The list
gets longer all the time!
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