ASTR 330Spring 2010

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 19 Introductions Syllabus
 
Jan 21 Poor Pluto p.1-4  
Jan 26 Expanding Universe p.5-14 HW 1
Jan 28 The CMB p.15-22  
Feb 2 Origin of Hydrogen p.23-29 Presentation Synopsis
Feb 4 End of the Universe p.30-31  
Feb 9 Why the Sun shines p.32-35 HW 2
Feb 11 Origin of C and O p.36-38  
Feb 16 Molecules   HW 3
Feb 18 Habitable Planets
   
Feb 23 Nature of Life
   
Feb 25 First Hour Exam    
Mar 2 Proteins and Nucleic Acids
p.39-40 HW 4
Mar 4 Origin of Life
p.41-45  
Mar 9 Origin of Life   HW 5
Mar 11 Life Alternatives
   
Mar 16 Life in the Solar System
  HW 6
Mar 18 Biological Evolution
p.46-61  
Mar 30 Origin of Intelligence
p.62-66 HW 7
Apr 1 Cultural Evolution
p.67-74  
Apr 6 Evolution of World View
p.75-91  
Apr 8 Second Hour Exam    
Apr 13 Lifetime
p.92-103 HW 8
Apr 15 Communication
p.104-105  
Apr 20 Future of Civilization
p.106-119 HW 9
Apr 22 Rockets    
Apr 27 Space Travel   HW 10
Apr 29 Visitations    
May 4 Contact and Review   HW 11

May 7

Final Exam (0800-1100)

   

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Leslie Looney