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ASTR 4 Solar System Astronomy (Spr'16)

Call Number

Schedule ID

Location


00190

ASTR-004.-05

PLT


  • TTh 04:00 PM-06:15 PM
  • 5 Units
Course Syllabus

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Assignments and Lecture Notes
Class Name and Quarter Year Class Schedule
WeekDateThis Week's TopicsAssignments DueLecture Notes
1 4/10/2017
  • Syllabus, requirements
  • History, astrology & astronomy
  • Constellations, mythology and science
  • Magnitude
  • Celestial Sphere & orienting 

HW#1 due Th 4/12

Pick a constellation,
tell mythology
& brightest stars 

Chap#1 zip

Chap#2 zip

 

 

2 4/18
  •  Moon, observation, behavior (Ch3)
 

 Chap#3.zip

 

3 4/25
  • History: Origins of Modern Astronomy (Ch4)
  • Gravity (Ch5)
  Chap#4.zip 
4 5/1
  • Gravity cont. (Ch5)
  • Women in Astronomy
  • Light & Telescopes pt I (Ch6)
  • Atoms and Starlight (Ch7)
 

Chap#5.zip 

Women.zip

Chap#7.zip

5 5/9
  • Light & Telescopes pt II (Ch6)
  • Test 1 study sheet
  • Test 1 review
 

Chap#6.zip 

Test1StudySheet

 

6 5/16
  • Test 1
    • All Ch1, Here & Now
    • All Ch2, The Sky
    • All Ch3, Moon
    • All Ch4, Origins of Astronomy
    • Women in Astronomy
    • Sec 5-1 & 5-2 only
    • Sec 6-1, 6-2 & 6-3 only
 Test1Answers  
7 5/23
  • The Sun (Ch8)
  • The Universe (Ch9)
 

Chap#8.zip

Chap#9.zip

8 5/30
  • Exam#2
  • Solar System Origins (Ch 19)
 

MockTest_ans

Exam#2 ans

Chap#19.zip

9 6/6
  • Mars and Venus (Ch22)
 

Chap#22.zip

10 6/13
  • The Giant Planets (Ch23)
  • The Outer Planets (Ch24)
 

Chap#23.zip

Chap#24.zip

11 6/20
  •  Asteroids, Meteors and Comets

studyguideExam#3

Exam#3 answers

Chap#25.zip 


Interesting links and other information

The electric sands of Titan, Georgia Institute of Technology, www.gatech.edu 

Building sand castles on Titan that last for weeks, maybe even months.

 

 



Contact
email icon Email: Dr. Taylor Kidd


PSME

 

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Last Updated: 6/25/17