Astronomy 130: Introductory Astronomy II

Sections 3 and 4, Fall 2019

 

Lecture:  Monday and Wednesday

Location: RITA, room 387 

Time:  MW 4:00 pm-5:15 pm

 

 

Instructor: Dr. George Chartas

Office:  RITA 307

Office hours: MTW 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Phone: (843) 953-3609

Email: chartasg@cofc.edu

 

Schedule

We will cover chapters 5-6 and 15-23 of the book by Bennett, J., Donahue, M., Schneider, N., and Voit, M., titled The Cosmic Perspective 9/e). Please let me know if you have a conflict with any of the test and final exam dates.

 

 

DATE

CHAPTER

ASSIGNMENTS

Lecture

21 Aug

Ch. 5 Light and Matter

astronews_dates

ch5.pdf

26 Aug

Ch. 5 Light and Matter

homework1_ch5.pdf  due Monday Aug 26

 

28 Aug

Ch. 5 Light and Matter

homework2_ch5.pdf due on Monday Sept 2

 

2 Sept

Ch. 6 Telescopes

 

ch6.pdf

4 Sept

Ch. 6 Telescopes

(Attendance Verification for faculty opens in MyCharleston via Final Grades)

 

 

9 Sep

Ch. 6 Telescopes

homework3_ch6.pdf due on Sept 18

 

11 Sep

TEST 1, chapter 5

(Attendance Verification for faculty closes at noon.)

 

 

16 Sep

Ch. 15 Surveying the Stars

homework4_ch15.pdf due Sept 25

ch15.pdf

18 Sep

Ch. 15 Surveying the Stars

 

 

23 Sep

Ch. 16 Star Birth

 

ch16.pdf

25 Sep

Ch. 16 Star Birth

 

 

30 Sep

Ch. 17 Star Stuff

 

ch17.pdf

2 Oct

Ch. 17 Star Stuff

 

 

7 Oct

Ch. 18 The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard

 

ch18.pdf

9 Oct

Ch. 18 The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard

homework_ch18.pdf

 

14 Oct

Fall Break. No Classes

 

 

16 Oct

Ch. 19 Our Galaxy

 

ch19.pdf

21 Oct

TEST 2, chapters 6, 15, 16, 17

 

 

23 Oct

Ch. 19 Our Galaxy

 

 

28 Oct

Ch. 20 Our Galaxy

 

 

30 Oct

Ch. 20 Galaxies

 

ch20.pdf

4 Nov

Ch. 20 Galaxies

 

 

6 Nov

Ch. 21 Galaxy Evolution

 

 

11 Nov

Ch. 21 Galaxy Evolution

 

ch21.pdf

13 Nov

Ch. 22 The Birth of the Universe

 

 

18 Nov

TEST 3, chapters 18, 19, 20

 

 

20 Nov

Ch. 22 The Birth of the Universe

 

 

25 Nov

Ch. 23 Dark Matter and Dark Energy

 

 

27 Nov

Thanksgiving Break. No Classes

 

 

2 Dec

Ch. 23 Dark Matter and Dark Energy

 

 

3 Dec

READING DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Dec

FINAL EXAM (4pm-7pm) RITA 387