|ASTR 230||Section 1||Fall 2004|
|Aug 27||Size Scales & Our Galaxy||Ch 1 & Ch2 A|
|Aug 30||Cosmology and the Origin of Elements||Ch 2 A|
|Sept 1||The Early Galaxy and the First Stars||Ch 2 B & C|
|Sept 3||From Atoms to Molecules to Clouds||Ch 3 A & B||HW 1|
|Sept 6||Labor Day Holiday|
|Sept 8||Star Formation||Ch 3 C||Presentation Synopsis|
|Sept 10||Origin of planets||Ch 3 D & E|
|Sept 13||Nature of Solar Systems||Ch 3 E|
|Sept 15||Habitable Planets||Ch 3 F|
|Sept 17||Planets of Life||Ch 4 A|
|Sept 20||Nature of Life||Ch 4 A||HW 2|
|Sept 22||Student Talks||
Talk: "How Special Are We?"
Talk: "String Theory"
Talk: "Supernovae: Heavy Elements"
|Sept 24||Student Talks||
Talk: "Non-Carbon Based Life?"
Talk: "Space Stations: Past, Present, and Future"
|Sept 27||Student Talks||
Talk: "Planet Hunting"
Talk: "Jupiter, a failed star?"
Talk: "Deep Impact"
|Sept 29||Student Talks||
Talk: "The Red Planet"
Talk: "Life without a Planet"
|Oct 1||Student Talks||
Talk: "Europa's Seaworld"
Talk: "The SETI Program"
Mary Ann Mulawka
|Oct 4||Origin of Life||Ch 4 A & B||HW 3|
|Oct 6||Origin of Life 2||Ch 4 C & D|
|Oct 8||Alternatives||Ch 4 E, F, and G|
|Oct 11||Life in the Solar System||CH 5 A and B||HW 4|
|Oct 13||Life in the Solar System 2||Ch 5 C and D|
|Oct 15||Hour Exam|
|Oct 18||Biological Evolution||Ch 6 A|
|Oct 20||Student Talks||
Talk: "What ET will we likely encounter?"
Talk: "ET in the Entertainment Industry"
Talk: "What will they look like?"
|Oct 22||Student Talks||
Talk: "Portrayal of Aliens in the Media"
Talk: "Our View of the Universe Captured in Our Art"
Talk: "How to Contact"
|Oct 25||Origin of Intelligence||Ch 6 B|
|Oct 27||Cultural Evolution||Ch 7 A|
|Oct 29||Student Talks||
Talk: "Current Space Programs"
Talk: "Private Space Industry"
Talk: "Space Vacations"
|Nov 1||Student Talks||
Talk: "Factors Limiting Human Space Travel"
Talk: "Warp Drives and Hyperspace"
Talk: "Interstellar Travel Propulsion Systems"
|Nov 3||Student Talks||
Talk: "Human Colonization"
Talk: "Time Travel?"
Talk: "Automatic Self-Replicating Probes: Searching for ET "
|Nov 5||Evolution of the World View||CH 7 B|
|Nov 8||Lifetime||CH 7 C|
|Nov 10||Student Talks||
Talk: "Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and the Multiverse"
Talk: "Black Holes"
Talk: "Interstellar Travel"
|Nov 12||Student Talks||
Talk: "UFOs in Art"
Talk: "Alien Abductions"
Talk: "Roswell: UFOs or BS"
|Nov 15||Communication||Ch 8 A,B and Ch 9 A, B, C|
|Nov 17||Communication 2||Ch 9 D, E|
|Nov 19||Killer Supernovae
Special Guest: Brian Fields
|Nov 22-26||Thanksgiving Break|
|Nov 29||Future of Civilization||Ch 7 D, Ch 10 A|
|Dec 1||Travel||Ch 7 D, Ch 10 A||HW 7|
|Dec 3||Travel 2||Ch 10 A|
|Dec 6||Visitations||Ch 10 B||Research Papers Due|
|Dec 8||Contact||Ch 10 C||HW 8|
|1:30-4:30 pm, Saturday December 18||FINAL EXAM|