Astronomy 210 | Spring 2011

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
Wed Jan 19 Introduction  
Fri Jan 21 The Night Sky  
Mon Jan 24 Lunar Motion  
Wed Jan 26 Planetary Motion  
Fri Jan 28 Early Cosmology HW 1
Mon Jan 31 Keplerian Motion  
Wed Feb 2 Lecture 7 Cancelled--Snow Day  
Fri Feb 4 Gravitation HW 2
Mon Feb 7 Newtonian Orbits  
Wed Feb 9 The Two-Body Problem  
Fri Feb 11 Electromagnetic Radiation HW 3
Mon Feb 14 Spectroscopy  
Wed Feb 16 Matter and Light  
Fri Feb 18 Hour Exam 1
Mon Feb 21 Thermal Radiation  
Wed Feb 23 Telescopes  
Fri Feb 25 Solar System Overview HW 4
Mon Feb 28 Planetary Temperatures  
Wed Mar 2 The Earth  
Fri Mar 4 Earth-Moon System HW 5, Planetarium
Mon Mar 7 Terrestrial Planets  
Wed Mar 9 Giant Planets  
Fri Mar 11 Debris HW 6
Mon Mar 14 Birth of the Solar System I  
Wed Mar 16 Birth of the Solar System II  
Fri Mar 18 Extrasolar Planets I HW 7, Night Observing
Mar 21-25 Spring Break
Mon Mar 28 Extrasolar Planets II  
Wed Mar 30 The Sun: Stability and Energy  
Fri Apr 1 Hour Exam 2
Mon Apr 4 Stars: Physical Properties  
Wed Apr 6 Stars: Spectra and the H-R Diagram  
Fri Apr 8 Stars: Energy Generation HW 8
Mon Apr 11 Solar Fusion and Neutrinos  
Wed Apr 13 Life Cycles of Stars: The Sun  
Fri Apr 15 Solar Death, White Dwarfs, and Planetary Nebulae HW 9, Solar Observing
Mon Apr 18 Life Cycles of Stars: High-Masses  
Wed Apr 20 General Relativity  
Fri Apr 22 Black Holes HW 10
Mon Apr 25 The Milky Way Galaxy  
Wed Apr 27 Galaxies and the Large-Scale Structure of the Unvierse  
Fri Apr 29 The Expanding Universe HW 11
Mon May 2 The Big Bang  
Wed May 4 The Early Universe  
1:30-4:30 PM, Monday, May 9 FINAL EXAM

Brian Fields
Last modified: Mon Apr 18 11:04:07 CDT 2011