ASTR 330Spring 2009

Course Schedule



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Date Topics Reading Assignment Due
Jan 20 Introductions Syllabus
Life: Ch 1
 
Jan 22 Size Scales & Our Galaxy Life: Ch 3 (p.49-57)
Eric: p.1-4
HW 1
Jan 27 Cosmology and the Origin of Elements Life: Ch 3 (p. 57-62)
Eric: p.5-14
 
Jan 29 Big Bang Life: Ch 3 (p. 62-64)
Eric: p.15-22
HW 2
Feb 3 Big Bang and Dark Energy Life: Ch. 3.4
Eric: p.23-29
 
Feb 5 First Stars Life: Ch 3 (p. 64-74)
Eric: p.30-31
Presentation Synopsis
Feb 10 From Atoms to Molecules to Clouds Life: Ch 3 (p. 74-80)
Eric: p.32-35
 
Feb 12 Star Formation
Life: Ch 3.5
Eric: p.36-38
HW 3
Feb 17 Nature of Solar Systems
Life: Ch 4.4,10.1-10.3  
Feb 19 Habitable Planets
Life: Ch 4.5,11.1 HW 4
Feb 24 Nature of Life
Life: Ch 4.6  
Feb 26 First Hour Exam    
Mar 3 Proteins and Nucleic Acids
Life: Ch 5.4
Eric: p.39-40
 
Mar 5 Origin of Life
Life: Ch 5.5,6.2
Eric: p.41-45
HW 5
Mar 10 Origin of Life Life: Ch 6.1  
Mar 12 Life Alternatives
Life: HW 6
Mar 17 Life in the Solar System
Life: Ch 6.3,7.2-7.3,8,9  
Mar 19 Biological Evolution
Life: Ch 5.1-5.2,5.6
Eric: p.46-61
HW 7
Mar 31 Origin of Intelligence
Life: Ch 6.3,6.5
Eric: p.62-66
 
Apr 2 Cultural Evolution
Life:
Eric: p.67-74
HW 8
Apr 7 Evolution of World View
Life:
Eric: p.75-91
 
Apr 9 Second Hour Exam    
Apr 14 Lifetime
Life: Ch 6.4,10.4-10.5
Eric: p.92-103
 
Apr 16 Communication
Life:
Eric: p.104-105
HW 9
Apr 21 Future of Civilization
Life:
Eric: p.106-119
 
Apr 23 Rockets Life: HW 10
Apr 28 Space Travel Life:  
Apr 30 Visitations Life: HW 11
May 5 Contact and Review Life:  

May 13

Final Exam (1330-1630)

   

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Leslie Looney