ASTR 330, Spring 2006
- Course Description
- Lecture Schedule
- Course Textbook: An Introduction to the Solar System by Neil
McBride and Iain Gilmour.
(Be sure to get the Revised First
Edition published in 2004 - ISBN 0-521-54620-6)
- Assignments. Check here for up to date
information on Homeworks and Exams!
- Prof's Office Hours (in CSS 1245): TuTh 2:00-4:00pm or by appointment
- Talk to other students about astronomy!
Help each other on homework problems! Use the ASTR330
my Grade Right Now?
- Final Exam: Thursday May 18, 1:30-3:30pm in CSS 2400.
Material to Help You Out
Computer Programs for use in ASTR330. Practice scientific
notation and working with equations. Learn about astronomical
distances and giant impacts!
More Computer Programs for use in ASTR330.
Watch the planets move around the Sun on their actual orbits! Follow
this link to the Inner Solar System and Outer Solar
Even More Computer Programs for use in ASTR330.
Check out the orbits of all the known moons of the planets in our
Astronomy Picture of the Day This site is updated daily and
has a nice archive of pretty astronomy images.
to Doug Hamilton's Home Page
- 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.
- The Kuiper
Belt In 1993, the first small asteroid-like body was discovered
beyond the orbit of Pluto. Now there are hundreds of known Kuiper Belt
Objects, one of which is larger than Pluto itself!
- Mars! NASA has a very
strong dedicated Mars program. Read about the latest results from
multiple missions. The surface rovers Spirit and Opportunity are still
- The Galileo
Spacecraft Galileo completed its historic mission to
Jupiter and crashed into the giant planet in September 2003 -
find out more about the mission and its discoveries!
- The Cassini
Spacecraft Cassini is currently orbiting Saturn and is making
exciting discoveries about the planet, its rings, and its satellites.