Office: RLM 17.204
Phone: (512) 471-1392
Office: RLM 16.212
Hours: TTH 11-12
Phone: (512) 471-8443
Course Web Site
(Requires UT EID)
Astronomy Today, by Chaisson and McMillan (4th edition).
There will be four in-class tests (80% total), an optional final exam to replace your lowest test grade, and occasional
homework (20%). Your best 4 test grades must average a pass, as well as those best 4 plus the HW, in order to
pass the course. This grading system will not be changed - there are no term papers, and no extra-credit work.
The in-class test dates are Feb 6, Mar 4, Apr 8 and May 1. The final exam is May 12 from 9-12 am (the date and
time are set by UT).
These are based on material in the lectures, so study your notes when preparing for tests, rather than trying to
memorize stuff from the book. I'll hold a review session the day before each test; attendance is voluntary but
strongly recommended. Please be warned that I do not tolerate cheating on tests - the minimum penalty for
this is an F in the course. Please bring photo IDs to the tests.