Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.
1. Our Place in the Universe
2. Discovering the Universe Yourself
3. History of Astronomy and Science
4. Motion, Energy, and Gravity
5. Light and Matter
Practice exam 1 (through Light and Matter) And the answer key. Note that there is an error in the key. Question 19 should be "d".
The first exam and the Exam 1 Answer Key.
6. Solar System Overview
7. Terrestrial Planets
8. Jovian Planets
9. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets
11. The Sun
13. Star Formation
Practice exam 2 (6-13, Solar System through Star Formation) Answer key
Exam 2 and Answer key
14. Stellar End States
15. The Milky Way
17. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and The Big Bang
Practice exam 3 (The Final -- Stellar End States to Big Bang and the key
NOTE: The final exam (3) is Wed., Dec. 17 at 10 AM. It is not cumulative, and will cover material since the last exam (End States of Stars through Cosmology). Also note that we will have lecture the final two Fridays, and that the assigned lecture tutorials for those dates should be considered ungraded homework, worth your time to do.
There will be a review session Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 5pm in the astronomy lab room.
EXTRA CREDIT: The Planetarium is now open (Friday nights -- see the schedule. Bringing me a ticket stub from a show will be worth 25 homework points. Additionally, there is a final homework on cosmology that is not due until Finals week and is not required, but will count as extra credit if you choose to do it. It may be useful to do studying for the final in any event.
The average on the second exam was 66%. We will have a 9 point curve to bring the average up to 75%, like the first exam, and you should add this to your raw score to get the score I will use in making final grades.
ROOM CHANGE: On Friday, September 12, we will begin to meet in GEOLOGY 216. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it will help out another course quite a bit.
Exam 1: Section 1, early astronomy. Constants and equations will be provided. Bring your own BLUE 5 ANSWER answer sheet and a calculator.
Exam 2: Sections 2 and 3 (planets and stars). Constants and equations will be provided. Bring your own BLUE 5 ANSWER answer sheet and a calculator.Exam 3: During finals week. Section 4 (Galaxies and Cosmology). Constants and equations will be provided. Bring your own BLUE 5 ANSWER answer sheet and a calculator.
Mastering Astronomy for homeworks, grades, etc. You will need the code "BROTHERTONFALL2014" to find the course.
Document about registering for masteringastronomy.com
Online Version of Course Syllabus (doc).
Astronomy Picture of the Day is a great webpage to visit every day.