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AST 301 · Introduction to Astronomy    1   2   3  


Course Schedule

Aug 26
   Introduction
 

Briefing, "Welcome to the Cosmic Tour: Some Guide Lines" (Part I)
Aug 31
   Our Place in the Universe (Chap 1)
 
Sep 2
   Understand the sky we see from the Earth (Chap 2; S1)
 

Departure, "Before Going to Deep in Space..." (Part II)
Sep 7
   Matter and Energy (Chap 4)
 
Sep 9
   Laws of Motion (Chap 5)
Quiz#1
Sep 14
   Understand Light (Chap 6)
 

Station #1, "The Solar System" (Part III)
Sep 16
   Welcome to the Solar System (Chap 8)
HW#1 due
Sep 21
   Formation of the Solar System (Chap 9)
Quiz#2
Sep 23
   Extrasolar Planets (Chap 9)
 

Station #2, "Stars" (Part IV,V)
Sep 28
   Basic Physics (S4)
 
Sep 30
   The Sun (Chap 15)
HW#2 due
Oct 5
   Properties of Stars (Chap 16)
Quiz#3
Oct 7
   Star Stuff (Chap 17)
 

Station #3, "Einstein's World" (Part IV,V)
Oct 12
   Space, Time, and Gravity (S2,S3)
 
Oct 14
   The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard (Chap 18)
HW#3 due

Oct 19
  
IN-CLASS MID-TERM EXAM
(Chap 1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 15-18, S1-4)
 

Station #4, "The Milky Way" (Part VI)
Oct 21
   Our Galaxy (Chap 19)
 

Station #5, "Galaxies" (Part VI)
Oct 26
   Galaxies (Chap 20)
 
Oct 28
   Galaxy Evolution (Chap 21)
Quiz#4

Station #6, "Cosmic Web" (Part VI)
Nov 2
   Clusters of Galaxies and Beyond (Chap 22)
HW#4 due
Nov 4
   Dark Matter and Dark Energy (Chap 22)
 

Station #7, "Cosmic History" (Part VI)
Nov 9
   An Overview (Chap 22,23)
Quiz#5
Nov 11
   The Big Bang (Chap 23)
 
Nov 16
   The Fate of the Universe (Chap 22)
HW#5 due
Nov 18
   Inflation - before the Big Bang (Chap 23)
Quiz#6

Terminal, "Astronomy is Fun" (Part I,II)
Nov 20
   The Science of Astronomy (Chap 3)
 
Nov 25
   Thanksgiving Holiday (No Class)
 
Nov 30
   Telescopes (Chap 7)
HW#6 due

Dec 2
  
IN-CLASS FINAL EXAM
(Chap 3, 7, 19-23)
 



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