ASTR 101 Lecture Schedule

Lecture Date
Lecture Topic
Reading
Comment
Tue. Aug. 29 Introduction, The Scale of the Universe Syllabus, Chap. 1
Thu. Aug. 31 Seasons and the Changing Sky Chap. 2
Tue. Sep. 5 Lunar Phases and Eclipses Chap. 2 Syllabus Cover Sheet due
Thu. Sep. 7 Competing Cosmologies Chap. 2 and 3 Syllabus Cover Sheet due
Tue. Sep. 12 Kepler's Laws Chap. 3 HW#1 Due
Thu. Sep. 14 Newton's Laws of Motion Chap. 3
Tue. Sep. 19 The Universal Law of Gravitation Chap. 3
Thu. Sep. 21 The Solar System and its Origin Chap. 4
Tue. Sep. 26 The Terrestrial Planets Chap. 5
Thu. Sep. 28 The Terrestrial Planets Chap. 5 HW#2 Due
Tue. Oct. 3 MIDTERM EXAM I Lectures 1-8, Chap. 1-4 Exam in PHYS 1412
Thu. Oct. 5 Terrestrial Planets + Jovian Planets, Rings, and Moons Chap. 5 and 6
Tue. Oct. 10 Jovian Rings and Moons + Debris in the Solar System Chap. 6
Thu. Oct. 12 Debris in the Solar System + Light, Atomic Physics, Spectra Chap. 6 + Tools of science in Chap. 5 and 8
Tue. Oct. 17 Light, Atomic Physics, Spectra, Doppler Effect, Telescopes Tools of science in Chap. 8, 3 and 7 HW#3 Due
Thu. Oct. 19 Effects of Earth's Atmosphere; Extrasolar Planets Chap. 7
Tue. Oct. 24 Extrasolar Planets; The Sun, Our Star Chap. 7 and 8
Thu. Oct. 26 Other Stars Chap. 8
Tue. Oct. 31 A Star's Life: Early & Late Stages Chap. 9
Thu. Nov. 2 End States of a Star's Life Chap. 10
Tue. Nov. 7 Our Galaxy: The Milky Way Galaxy Chap. 11 HW#4 Due
Thu. Nov. 9 MIDTERM EXAM II Lectures 9-19; Chap. 5-10 + Tools of science in Chap. 3, 5, 7-8 Exam in PHYS 1412
Tue. Nov. 14 Properties of Normal Galaxies Chap. 11
Thu. Nov. 16 Active Galaxies Chap. 11
Tue. Nov. 21 Galaxy Clustering, Dark Matter Chap. 11 and 14.1
Thu. Nov. 23 -------------------- Happy Thanksgiving ! ---------------------
Tue. Nov. 28 Cosmology: Expansion and Birth of Our Universe Chap. 12, 13, 14.2, and 14.3 HW#5 Due
Thu. Nov. 30 Cosmology: Fate of our Universe, Unanswered Questions Chap. 12, 13, 14.2, and 14.3
Tue. Dec. 5 Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe Chap. 15
Thu. Dec. 7 The Big Picture and Final Overview All
Wed. Dec 13 FINAL EXAM (8:00 - 10:00 am) All Exam in PHYS 1412

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