ASTR 150Fall 2009

Course Schedule

Note that the lecture material may vary, but the assignment dates are fixed. Visit this webpage to see updates to the topics.

Date Topics Reading Assignment Due
Aug 24 Astro-Disasters Syllabus  
Aug 26 Poor Pluto    
Aug 28 Meteors    
Aug 31 Asteroids/Comets    
Sept 2 Star Formation: Molecular Clouds    
Sept 4 Star Formation: Rise of Rocks   HW1
Sept 7 Labor Day    
Sept 9 The Atmosphere and Meteors    
Sept 11 Dino Killer    
Sept 14 Jupiter in Peril    
Sept 16 Asteroid Mitigation    
Sept 18 Why does the Sun Shine?   HW3
Sept 21 Why is the Sun Yellow?    
Sept 23 Stellar Temperatures    

Sept 25

Exam 1

Sept 28 Computer Labs I    
Sept 30 Aging Sun    
Oct 2 Dying Sun   HW4
Oct 5 Computer Labs II    
Oct 7 Cornona Mass Ejections    
Oct 9 Supernova: The End of Massive Stars   HW5
Oct 12 Computer Labs III    
Oct 14 Boom, Supernovae    
Oct 16 Killer Supernova   HW6
Oct 19 Neutron stars and black holes    
Oct 21 Gamma Ray Bursts    
Oct 23 Killer Gamma Ray Bursts   HW7
Oct 26 Einstein and You    
Oct 28 Black Holes Don't Suck    

Oct 30

Exam 2

Nov 2 Online Discussions    
Nov 4 Online Discussions    
Nov 6 Online Discussions   HW 2 & HW8
Nov 9 Spaghettification   Asteroid Lab & Night Obs
Nov 11 Compact Objects in the Solar System    
Nov 13 The Milky Way   HW9
Nov 16 Galaxies    
Nov 18 When Galaxies Collide    
Nov 20 Cosmology and the Origin of the Universe   HW10
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break    
Nov 25 Thanksgiving Break    
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break    
Nov 30 The Big Bang    
Dec 2 The Big Rip And the End of the Universe    
Dec 4 Active Galaxies & Quasars   HW11
Dec 7 ET Life    
Dec 9 Alien Threats    

Dec. 15

Final Exam (1:30-4:30pm)


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Leslie Looney