Astronomy 210 | Fall 2010

Course Schedule 

Note:  The lecture material may vary, but the assignment dates are fixed. Check back to this page for updates on the topics and readings.
All assignments (homework and reports) are due at the beginning of class on Friday.
Date Topic Assignment Due
Mon Aug 23 Introduction  
Wed Aug 25 The Night Sky  
Fri Aug 27 Early Cosmology  
Mon Aug 30 Cosmic Revolution  
Wed Sept 1 Laws of Motion  
Fri Sept 3 Gravitation HW 1
Mon Sept 6 Labor Day: no class meeting  
Wed Sept 8 Theory of Planetary Motion  
Fri Sept 10 The Two-Body Problem HW 2
Mon Sept 13 Electromagnetic Radiation  
Wed Sept 15 Spectroscopy  
Fri Sept 17 Matter and Light HW 3
Mon Sept 20 Thermal Radiation  
Wed Sept 22 Telescopes  
Fri Sept 24 Hour Exam 1
Mon Sept 27 The Solar System: Overview  
Wed Sept 29 Planet Properties  
Fri Oct 1 Planetary Temperatures HW 4
Mon Oct 4 Planetary Atmospheres  
Wed Oct 6 The Earth  
Fri Oct 8 Earth-Moon System HW 5, Planetarium (optional)
Mon Oct 11 The Moon  
Wed Oct 13 Terrestrial Planets  
Fri Oct 15 Giant Planets HW 6
Mon Oct 18 Debris  
Wed Oct 20 No class meeting!  
Fri Oct 22 Birth of the Solar System II HW 7, Night Observing
Mon Oct 25 Extrasolar Planets  
Wed Oct 27 The Sun: Stability and Energy  
Fri Oct 29 Hour Exam 2
Mon Nov 1 Solar Neutrinos  
Wed Nov 3 Stars: Physical Properties  
Fri Nov 5 Stars: Spectra and the H-R Diagram HW 8
Mon Nov 8 Life and Death of the Sun  
Wed Nov 10 Life and Death of Other Stars  
Fri Nov 12 Supernovae and Neutron Stars HW 9, Solar Observing
Mon Nov 15 General Relativity  
Wed Nov 17 Black Holes  
Fri Nov 19 The Milky Way Galaxy Computational Project
Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Break
Mon Nov 29 Galaxies, Structure of the Universe  
Wed Dec 1 The Big Bang I  
Fri Dec 3 The Big Bang II HW 10
Mon Dec 6 The Early Universe  
Wed Dec 8 Finale  
7:00-10:00 PM, Monday, December 13 FINAL EXAM

Brian Fields
Last modified: Fri Oct 22 09:38:13 CDT 2010