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Astronomy 309L - Fall 2004
TTh 9:30 - 11:00 · WEL 3.502 · Unique No. 47845


Dr. Paul Harvey
Office: RLM 16.230
Hours: TTh 11-12
or anytime by appt.
Phone: (512) 471-3452


Introductory Remarks To Ast 309L And Answers to Typical Questions
( pdf )


Carlos Oliveira
Office: SZB 314
Hours: MTh 2-4
or by appt.

Required Text
Extraterrestrial Life, 5th Ed, by Evans

Other References
The Search for Life in the Universe,
by Goldsmith and Owen

There will be 4 tests. There will be absolutely no make-up tests, no matter how good your reason is for missing the test. (If you have an excused absence, talk to me BEFORE the test about taking it at some time convenient for you). If you contact me about your problem after the test has taken place or have simply not had time to study because your best friend just broke up with his girlfriend and you had to spend all night drinking with him, then that test will be counted as a ZERO unless you choose the option below. Tests will be a combination of multiple choice, true-false, and essay questions. If you miss a single test, you have ONE option to avoid having its grade counted as a zero. You may opt to submit a "summary paper" describing an article from "Scientific American" magazine on a subject appropriate to the section of the course that was covered in the test that you missed. The rules for such papers will be posted separately, but will include such things as points taken off for spelling and grammar mistakes. In addition, this paper must be turned in prior to the next test day in the course (or in the case of missing the last test, must be turned in before the last test is handed out). So think carefully if you decide to skip a test or fail to set your alarm before a test day! And remember, only one paper can be submitted to substitute for one test.

Cheating will be dealt with very harshly; don't do it!

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23 August 2004
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