Lectures online for ASTR 1050, Spring 2011, Brotherton Instructor

These lecture slides are best viewed with Powerpoint

Special News

REVIEW SESSION for the final exam will be on Tuesday, May 3, at 7pm in the astronomy lab. See you there!

UPDATED on April 27 due to an error -- most grades are about 4 points HIGHER than originally posted -- sorry! Preliminary grades as of April 25, 2011, have been posted on masteringastronomy.com. There are still open extra credit opportunities, and the final exam, to raise your grade. In the event a low grade seems likely and you're interested in retaking ASTR 1050, it is being offered in the first summer session starting in May by one of the graduate students in our department.

Labs (you must print these out each week and bring them to lab!)

Exam Related Information

The final exam is not comprehensive and will be of similar length as previous exams, although you will have the full standard final exam period to take it. Wednesday May 4, 1:15 to 3:15pm, regular classroom. Bring a caculator, bluesheet, etc., as normal.

Friday February 11. Exam #1 is 50 questions multiple choice covering chapters 1-5 of the textbook. Constants and equations will be provided. Bring your own BLUE 5 ANSWER answer sheet and a calculator. There is a practice text on masteringastronomy.com. There will be a review session in the astronomy lab room Wednesday evening at 7pm.

UPDATE: Exam scores posted on masteringastronomy.com. Average was 75%, which is very good. You guys rock! Exam 1 Answer Key (pdf).

Exam 2 scores posted on masteringastronomy.com. There is a 3 point curve included there. Exam 2 Answer Key (pdf).

Extra Credit Activities

Some supplemental items/links.

Mastering Astronomy for homeworks, grades, etc. You will need the code "ASTR1050SPRING2011" to find the course.

Document about registering for masteringastronomy.com

Online Version of Course Syllabus (html). Here is a doc file version.

Astronomy Picture of the Day is a great webpage to visit every day.

Formation of the Solar System: Great Animation - For more funny movies, click here

Dark Matters from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

Extra Credit Videos of Movie/TV Shows with Astronomy

Poo Power
Tosh.0Funny JokesThe Comedy Awards

BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.


Scene from "A Walk to Remember" which is not embeddable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggh6e6S1Agc&feature=related