Out of Class Participation Activities
The following activities, if properly documented, are considered valid for participation credit (in place of, for example, index cards).
Attend one of the Astronomy Department-sponsored Star Parties, which occur on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
evenings during the semester, weather permitting. The Wednesday night events are held on the roof of RLM Hall,
while the Friday and Saturday ones use the telescope on the roof of Painter Hall. See details
In order to receive credit for this activity, you must request a signed slip from the person in charge, and turn
it in to the T.A. within the next week. Only one Star Party counts, for participation credit.
Mather Lecture - October 11
The University of Texas is fortunate to be hosting Dr. John Mather of NASA, co-winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in
Physics for his contributions in advancing our understanding of the early Universe. On Thursday, October 11 at 4:00
PM, he will give a Public Lecture in the ACES Building. Details are posted
here. If you attend this lecture and write up
your impressions, in your own words, and turn it in within the next week to the T.A. or instructor, this will count as