Astronomy 130: Introductory Astronomy II

Sections 3 and 4, Spring 2020

 

Lecture:  Tuesday and Thursday

Location: RITA, room 387 

Time:  TR 3:05 pm - 4:20 pm

 

 

Instructor: Dr. George Chartas

Office:  RITA 307

Office hours: TWR 4:30 pm - 5:30 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

9 Jan

Ch. 5 Light and Matter

homework1_ch5.pdf

ch5.pdf

14 Jan

Ch. 5 Light and Matter

AstroNews Dates:  astronews.pdf

 

16 Jan

Ch. 5 Light and Matter

homework2_ch5.pdf

 

21 Jan

Ch. 6 Telescopes

homework3_ch6.pdf

ch6.pdf

23 Jan

Ch. 6 Telescopes

 

 

28 Jan

Ch. 15 Surveying the Stars

homework4_ch15.pdf

 

30 Jan

TEST 1, chapter 5, 6

 

 

4 Feb

Ch. 15 Surveying the Stars

 

ch15.pdf

6 Feb

Ch. 16 Star Birth

 

 

11 Feb

Ch. 16 Star Birth

 

ch16.pdf

13 Feb

Ch. 17 Star Stuff

 

 

18 Feb

Ch. 17 Star Stuff

 

ch17.pdf

20 Feb

Ch. 18 The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard

 

 

25 Feb

Ch. 18 The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard

 

ch18.pdf

27 Feb

TEST 2, chapters 15, 16, 17

 

 

3 Mar

Ch. 19 Our Galaxy

 

 

5 Mar

Ch. 19 Our Galaxy

 

ch19.pdf

10 Mar

Ch. 20 Galaxies

 

 

12 Mar

Ch. 20 Galaxies

 

 

17 Mar

Spring Break: No Classes

 

 

19 Mar

Spring Break: No Classes

 

ch20.pdf

24 Mar

TEST 3, chapters 18, 19

 

 

26 Mar

Ch. 21 Galaxy Evolution

 

 

31 Mar

Ch. 21 Galaxy Evolution

 

ch21.pdf

2 April

Ch. 22 The Birth of the Universe

 

 

7 April

Ch. 22 The Birth of the Universe

 

 

9 April

Ch. 23 Dark Matter and Dark Energy

 

ch22.pdf

14 April

Ch. 23 Dark Matter and Dark Energy

 

 

16 April

Ch. 24

 

 

21 April

Review

 

 

23 April

READING DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 April

FINAL EXAM  ONLINE 4:00pm – 8:00pm

 

 

 

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