ASTR 122Spring 2008

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
Jan 15 Introductions Syllabus  
Jan 17 Size Scales and the Sky Ch 1,2  
Jan 22 The Sky and the Glorious Dance Ch 2,3  
Jan 24 Brief Overview of our Solar System   HW 1 Due on Sun, Jan 27th
Jan 29 Telescopes & Light: Beautiful Skies Ch 6  
Jan 31 Gravity: How to do a jump shot Ch 5 HW 2 Due on Sun
Feb 5 What is a star? Ch 7  
Feb 7 My Sun, your Sun, our Sun Ch 8 HW 3 Due on Sun
Feb 12 Fusion for you and me Ch 8  
Feb 14 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Ch 9,10 HW 4 Due on Sun
Feb 19 From Dust to Star Ch 11  
Feb 21 A Star is Born Ch 11 HW 5 Due on Sun
Feb 26 Stellar Evolution: When I grow up Ch 12  
Feb 28 Stellar Evolution: The Main Sequence Ch 12 HW 6 Due on Sun
Mar 4 Stellar Evolution: Dying in Space Ch 13  
Mar. 6Midterm Exam    
Mar 11 Explosions to Neutron Stars Ch 14  
Mar 13 Black Holes Don't Suck Ch 14  
Mar 25 Death by Black Hole: Spaghetti-fication Ch 14  
Mar 27 Is anybody out there? ETs.... Ch 19 HW 7 Due on Sun
Apr 1 The Milky Way: Not just a Candy Bar Ch 15  
Apr 3 Dark Matter: What? Ch 15,16 HW 8 Due on Sun
Apr 8 Normal Galaxies Ch 16  
Apr 10 Active Galaxies & Quasars Ch 17 HW 9 Due on Sun
Apr 15 Large Scale Structure: Ch 17  
Apr 17 The Big Bang Ch 18 HW 10 Due on Sun
Apr 22 The Primeval Fireball Ch 18  
Apr 24 Dark Matter & Dark Energy Ch 18 HW 11 Due on Sun
Apr 29 Finale: The Very Early Universe Ch 18  
May 6Final Exam    

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Leslie Looney