ASTR 330hSpring 2012

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 17 No class Syllabus  
Jan 19 Poor Pluto & Size Scales p.1-4  
Jan 24 Expanding Universe p.5-14  
Jan 26 The Origin of Elements p.15-22 HW 1
Jan 31 Star Formation p.23-29  
Feb 2 Why does the Sun shine? p.30-31 Presentation Synopsis
Feb 7 Making C, O, and N p.32-35  
Feb 9 Star Formation p.36-38 HW 2
Feb 14 Exoplanets   Seth Orr
Feb 16 Killer Supernova   HW 3
Paritosh Gangaramani
Feb 21 Moon Origins   Braden Anderson
Jennifer Bora
Feb 23 The Earth   HW 4
Eric Gobst
Suharsh Sivakumar
Feb 28 Earth for Life p.39-40  
Mar 1 Life in the Solar System p.41-45 Exam Delivery
Se-Joon Chung
Nicholas Langhammer
Mar 6 Life in the Solar System    
Mar 8 No class   Midterm Due
Anna Dorn
Praneet Sahgal
Mar 13 Life on Earth   Mary Heaton
Alison Melko
Mar 15 Origins of Life p.46-61 HW 6
Jeremy Morton
Mar 20 Biological Evolution    
Mar 22 Spring Break    
Mar 27 Spring Break p.62-66 Matthew Tenpas
Kira Bonk
Mar 29 Origin of Intelligence p.67-74 HW 7
Neel Lawande
Apr 3 Cultural Evolution p.75-91 Ryan Ruddell
Apr 5 Evolution of World View p.92-103 HW 8
Apr 10 Lifetime p.104-105 Clara Mount
Apr 12 Communication p.106-119 HW 9
Ryanne Ardisana
Apr 17 Future of Civilization   Rough Drafts Due
Matthew Zettinger
Apr 19 Rockets   HW 10
Adam Flanders
Stefanie Pansch
Apr 24 Space Travel    
Apr 26 Visitations   HW 11
May 1 Contact   Final Paper Due

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