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Astronomy 307 - Spring 2003
Introductory Astronomy
Unique No. 45960 · TTH 2:00-2:30 · RLM 15.216B


Derek Wills
Office: RLM 17.204
Phone: (512) 471-1392


Rica French
Office: RLM 16.212
Hours: TTH 11-12
Phone: (512) 471-8443

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(Requires UT EID)

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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.

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17 January 2003
Astronomy Program · The University of Texas at Austin · Austin, Texas 78712
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