ASTR 150Fall 2013

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 26 Astro-Disasters: Introduction Syllabus  
Aug 28 The Night Sky    
Aug 30 Motion and Gravity    
Sept 2 Labor Day    
Sept 4 Meteors    
Sept 6 Asteroids    
Sept 9 Asteroids and Comets   HW1
Sept 11 Formation of the Solar System 1    
Sept 13 Formation of the Solar System 2    
Sept 16 Computer Lab   HW2
Sept 18 Computer Lab    
Sept 20 Earth Impacts    
Sept 23 Finding Impactors    
Sept 25 Computer Lab    
Sept 27 Computer Lab    
Sept 30 Impact Mitigation   HW3
Oct 2 Solar Evolution    
Oct 4 Solar Evolution 2   Planetarium Observations
Oct 7 End of the Sun 1   HW4
Oct 9 End of the Sun 2    

Oct 11

Exam 1

   
Oct 14 White Dwarf    
Oct 16 Active Sun    
Oct 18 Cornona Mass Ejections    
Oct 21 Death of Massive Stars   HW5
Oct 23 Killer Supernovae    
Oct 25 Neutron stars and black holes    
Oct 28 GRBs   HW6
Oct 30 Killer GRBs    
Nov 1 Moving Close to c    
Nov 4 Gravity in General Relativity   HW7
Nov 6 Spaghettification    

Nov 8

Exam 2

   
Nov 11 Compact Objects in the Solar System   HW8
Nov 13 The Milky Way    
Nov 15 Galaxies   Asteroid Lab; Night Observations
Nov 18 When Galaxies Collide   HW9
Nov 20 Expanding Universe    
Nov 22 Origin of Hydrogen   Solar Observations
Nov 25 Thanksgiving Break    
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break    
Nov 29 Thanksgiving Break    
Dec 2 The Big Rip And the End of the Universe   HW10
Dec 4 Active Galaxies & Quasars    
Dec 6 ET Life    
Dec 9 Alien Threats   HW11

Dec. 11

Exam 3

   

Astro 150 Home

Leslie Looney