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AST 307 · Introductory Astronomy    1   2  


Grading

Homework will count 1/6 of your grade, weekly quizzes will count 1/6, each of two exams will count 1/6, and the final exam will count 1/3. Your lowest homework and lowest quiz scores will be dropped. We will not have make-up quizzes, but let us know if you have a legitimate excuse for missing one.

Although this is not a writing class, test answers will usually consist of short written explanations, and we will count off for confusing or ungrammatical answers.


Reading Schedule

Dates
 
Reading
8/27
ch. 1
Observing the Sky
9/3
ch. 2
The Copernical Revolution
9/12
ch. 3
Radiation
9/17
ch. 4
Spectroscopy
9/22
ch. 5
Telescopes
9/26
    Exam #1
9/29
ch. 6
The Solar System
10/3
ch. 15
The Formation of Planetary Systems
10/8
ch. 16
The Sun
10/13
ch. 17
Measuring the Stars
10/17
ch. 18
The Interstellar Medium
10/22
ch. 19
Star Formation
10/27
ch. 20
Stellar Evolution
10/31
ch. 21
Stellar Explosions
11/3
ch. 22
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
11/7
    Exam #2
11/10
ch. 23
The Milky Way Galaxy
11/14
ch. 24
Normal Galaxies
11/19
ch. 25
Active Galaxies and Quasars
11/24
ch. 26
Cosmology
12/1
ch. 27
The Early Universe



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22 August 2003
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