Time: Wednesday 7pm ; HBH 427;
|Instructor:||Dr. Patrick Hartigan, firstname.lastname@example.org, HBH 350, X2245|
|TA:||Wilson Cauley email@example.com, HBH 343|
Text: Nightwatch by T. Dickenson
DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT Aug 22 Orientation and Registration Evening Sky chart Aug 29 Grand Tour of the Universe Lab 1 Handout ** observing begins ** Sep 5 Magnitude scales, star names, constellations observing for lab 1 celestial sphere, RA/DEC, ecliptic, seasons Sep 12 Telescope Basics, seeing [PMH travel] observing for lab 1 Sep 19 Sidereal & synodic periods for Moon & planets observing for lab 1 Kepler's laws, LST, Stellarium demo Sep 26 Solar and lunar eclipses, precession, saros observing for lab 1 Oct 3 Observing for lab 1, problem resolution observing for lab 1 Oct 10 RECESS for Centennial observing for lab 1 Oct 17 Photometric colors, emission, continuum and Lab 1 Writeups DUE absorption spectra, HR diagram, Harvest Moon Oct 24 Stellar evolution; Celestron-8 Go-to Orientations self-scheduled observing Oct 31 Object overview: Sun, planets, asteroids self-scheduled observing moons, meteors and comets Nov 7 Object overview: Open and globular clusters, self-scheduled observing for Lab 2 white dwarfs, novae and supernovae Nov 14 In-class EXAM on lecture material In-class EXAM ; Individual Exams on Lab 2 Begin Nov 21 Exams on Lab 2 Lab 2 Individual Exams Nov 28 Object overview: Variable stars, galaxies, Lab 2 Individual Exams black holes, QSOs, Exam review
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