ASTR 330hSpring 2015

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 20 Course Introduction Syllabus  
Jan 22 Astronomy Highlights p.1-4 HW 1 (Jan 25th)
Jan 27 Pseudoscience and Science p.5-14  
Jan 29 Big Bang p.15-22  
Feb 3 Origin of H p.23-29  
Feb 5 Fate of the Universe p.30-31 Presentation Synopsis (Feb 8th)
Feb 10 How the Sun Shines p.32-35  
Feb 12 Stellar Death p.36-38 HW 2 (Feb 15th)
Feb 17 Origin of Planets   Jeffrey Lu
Feb 19 Planet Formation   HW 3 (Feb 22nd)
Zachary Brewer
Quinn Calvert
Feb 24 Exoplanets   Itamar Allali
Brian Campbell-Deem
Feb 26 Moon Origins   HW 4
Zoe Richter
Tara Chattoraj
Mar 3 Earth for Life p.39-40  
Mar 5 Life in the Solar System p.41-45 HW5
Stephanie Gerstetter
John Ryan
Mar 10 Life in the Solar System    
Mar 12 Life on Earth   Anish Bhattacharya
Tyler Blum
Mar 17 Origins of Life    
Mar 19 Life in the Solar System p.46-61 HW 6
Mar 24 Spring Break    
Mar 26 Spring Break    
Mar 31 Biological Evolution p.62-66  
Apr 2 Origin of Intelligence p.67-74 HW 7
Apr 7 Cultural Evolution p.75-91 Akshay Murthy
Mary Lavoie
Apr 9 Evolution of World View p.92-103 HW 8
Apr 14 Lifetime p.104-105 Saaya Nath
Obinna Onyemepu
Apr 16 Communication p.106-119 HW 9
Brandon Murchison
Kevin Brenner
Apr 21 Future of Civilization   Connor Bailey
Apr 23 Rockets   Sean Sarcu
Saloni Sheth
Apr 28 Space Travel   Vincent Abejuela
Cassandra Jensen
Apr 30 Visitations   HW 10
May 5 Contact    

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