Lectures online for ASTR 1050, Spring 2004, Brotherton Instructor
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- Chapter 1, Scales of the Cosmos: Jan. 21, 2004
- Finish Chapter 1, Start on Chapter 2, The Sky: Jan. 23, 2004
- Finish Chapter 2, Start on Chapter 3, Cycles in the Sky: Jan. 26, 2004
- Continue Chapter 3, Cycles in the Sky: Jan. 28, 2004
- Finish Chapter 3, Start Ch. 4: History of Astronomy: Jan. 30, 2004
- Homework 1 solutions
- Ch. 4: History of Astronomy: Feb, 2, 2004
- Ch. 5, Section 1, E-M spectrum, plus Parallax: Feb, 4, 2004
- Continue Ch. 5, Astronomical Tools: Feb, 9, 2004
- Continue Ch. 5: Astronomical Tools from Monday's slides, Feb, 11, 2004
- Ch. 6: Starlight and Atoms Feb, 13, 2004
- Finish Ch. 6: Starlight and Atoms Feb, 16, 2004
- Ch. 7: The Sun: Feb, 18, 2004
- Homework 3: solutions to selected problems
- Finish Ch. 7, The Sun: Feb, 20, 2004
- Ch. 8, The Family of Stars: Feb, 23, 2004
- Continue chapter 8 from Monday's slides. Feb, 25, 2004
- Finish Ch. 8, Start Ch. 9., the Interstellar Medium: Feb, 27, 2004
- Homework 4: solutions to selected problems
- Continue Ch. 9., the Interstellar Medium: Mar 1, 2004
- Start Chapter 10, Deaths of Stars: Mar 3, 2004
- Continue Chapter 10 (includes homework solutions): Mar 5, 2004
- End Chapter 10, Start Ch. 11: Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Mar 8, 2004
- End Ch. 11: Neutron Stars and Black Holes, review topics: Mar 10, 2004
- Chapter 12, the Milky Way: Mar 22, 2004
- Continue Ch. 12, the Milky Way: Mar 24, 2004
- End Ch. 12, the Milky Way: Mar 26, 2004
- Start Ch. 13 on Galaxies: Mar 29, 2004
- End Ch. 13 on Galaxies: Mar 31, 2004
- Chapter 14, Active Galaxies: April 2, 2004
- Homework 7: Solutions
- More Ch. 14, Active Galaxies: April 5, 2004
- End Ch. 14, Active Galaxies, Start Ch. 15, Cosmology: April 7, 2004
- Ch. 15, Continue with slides from last time (trying to minimize the downloads given recent network problems). April 12, 2004
- End Ch. 15, Cosmology: April 14, 2004
- Some review materials for exam 3: April 16, 2004
- Homework 8: Solutions
- Review Session for exam 3: Sunday, April 18, 7pm, lab classroom!
- Review exam 3, start Ch. 16, Origins of the Solar System: April 21, 2004
- Continue Ch. 16, Origins of the Solar System: April 23, 2004
- Ch. 17, Terrestrial Planets (new slides added): April 26, 2004
- Ch. 18, Jovian Planets: April 30, 2004
- Ch. 19, "Debris": May 3, 2004
- Some Review Materials: May 5, 2004
- Last exam, Chapters 16-19: May 7, 2004 (NO Exam During Finals Week!)
Online Version of Course Syllabus (html).
A classmate pointed out this multimedia website giving an interesting view of the solar system.
Another classmate pointed out this website giving an interesting view of the solar system.
Here is a link to the popular children's book, Zombie Butts from Uranus.
And another link to a book of interest, The Big Splat, or How our Moon Came to Be.
GREAT Cosmology wepbage, with a tutorial and a FAQ list. Highly recommended.
Exam #3 formula sheet.
Another astronomy class website where you can listen to Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song" and read the lyrics. I met Eric Idle once at an observatory -- he really does like astronomy!
The Castles Gravitational Lensing Webpage.
Hubble Space Telescope Tribute movie.
Formula/Constant Sheet for Exam 2.
JPG Version of Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
Answer Key to exam 1.
Answer Key to exam 2.
Answer Key to exam 3.
Stellar Evolution on the HR Diagram on your PC. Check it out!
Astronomy Picture of the Day is a great webpage to visit every day.
One of your classmates pointed out this nice website demonstrating phases of the moon.
This is good how to study physics guide. While this is a non-majors astronomy class, the part of the class that many struggle with is the part solving astrophysics-type problems. We won't have a lot of this, but we will have some (none as complex or difficult as the calculus-based examples in the guide, so don't get hung up on them!). Also, students who have not taken college-level science classes sometimes complain that they don't know how to study for this class. This guide has some good suggestions for how to approach such a class. I hope you find it useful.