ASTR100 - Fall 2006
- Prof: Cole Miller
- Lecture Time: TuTh 9:30-10:45 AM
- Lecture Room: PHYS 1412
- Teaching Assistants: See TA Information
Pathways to Astronomy, by Schneider and Arny
Material to Help You Out
- Working with
equations. Also linked below, but particularly important for
proportions. If you have any uncertainty about your ability to
work with simple equations, this is really helpful! These are the
kinds of things you'll be expected to know on an exam. Also helpful is:
Gilhooly's ASTR 100 webpage, which contains other self-quizzes and
- The California state legislature fights on
behalf of Pluto.
Constellations and myths.
- Computer Programs for use in ASTR100.
notation and working with equations. Learn about astronomical
distances and giant impacts!
Watch the planets move around the Sun on their actual orbits!
Follow this link to the Inner Solar System and Outer Solar
Check out the orbits of all the moons orbiting the planets in our
JavaLab for the curious.
Collide or cannibalize your own galaxies, explore the
expansion history of the cosmos, and more!
Supplementary Information for UMD Introductory Astronomy. This
site includes useful practice multiple choice questions which
the computer will grade for you.
Astronomy Picture of the Day This site is updated daily and
has a nice archive of pretty astronomy images.
- Artificial Satellites
STARS & OUR GALAXY
- 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.
- NEAR mission to asteroid Eros.
Deep Impact, a
Maryland-led project to explore the heart of a comet.
- Comet Crash
pictures and movies.
This page contains information about this program which searches for
near Earth objects.
- Extrasolar Planets
Astronomers have discovered planets around other stars. The list
lengthens all the time!
SETI The search for
Download the screen saver that lets your PC join in the search for
HD177830 b and Moon
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