ASTR 330hSpring 2011

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 18 Introductions Syllabus  
Jan 20 Poor Pluto & Size Scales p.1-4  
Jan 25 Expanding Universe p.5-14  
Jan 27 The Origin of Elements p.15-22 HW 1
Feb 1 End of the Universe p.23-29  
Feb 3 Why does the Sun shine? p.30-31 Presentation Synopsis
Feb 8 Making C, O, and N p.32-35  
Feb 10 Star Formation p.36-38 HW 2
Feb 15 Exoplanets   Paige Malec
Feb 17 Killer Supernova   HW 3
Ilana Strauss
Feb 22 Moon Origins   Scott Huber
Thomas Hymel
Feb 24 Earth for Life   HW 4
Dave Dreiser
Feifei Lian
Mar 1 Life in the Solar System p.39-40  
Mar 3 Life in the Solar System p.41-45 Exam Delivery
Maura Walsh
Carolyn Buesing
Mar 8 Life on Earth   Alesia Prakapenka
Anthony Salis
Mar 10 Origins of Life   Midterm Due
Sonja Bromann
Michelle Boehm
Mar 15 Life in the Solar System   Katherine Woodruff
Mar 17 Biological Evolution p.46-61 HW 6
Daniel Cohen
Mar 22 Spring Break    
Mar 24 Spring Break    
Mar 29 Origin of Intelligence p.62-66 Michael Hutchinson
Mar 31 Cultural Evolution p.67-74 HW 7
Lauren Yang
Apr 5 Evolution of World View p.75-91 Kevin Homann
Apr 7 Lifetime p.92-103 HW 8
Margaret Sharp
Apr 12 Communication p.104-105 Alexander Bara
Apr 14 Future of Civilization p.106-119 HW 9
Rough Drafts Due
Mark Rivera
Apr 19 Rockets   Timothy Garbaciak
Apr 21 Space Travel   HW 10
Apr 26 Visitations    
Apr 28 Visitation   HW 11
May 3 Contact   Final Paper Due

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