ASTR 350: Fall 2017 Syllabus

Location: HBH 254
          T-Th 10:50 - 12:05
          Friday makeup classes held 3:00 - 4:15.
Text: Carroll & Ostlie Modern Astrophysics


         TOPIC                CHAPTER  NUMBER OF LECTURES         DATES
    *Solar Eclipse              ---No Class--                       T 8/22
    Celestial Mechanics        1,2,7         1 of 4                 Th 8/24
    *Hurricane Harvey           ---No Class                    T 8/29, Th 8/31
    Celestial Mechanics        1,2,7       2,3,4 of 4          T 9/5, Th 9/7, T 9/12
    *Planetary Rings and Tides  20,21          2              Harvey/Optional Makeup F 9/15
    *Asteroids                   22            1                  Harvey/SKIP
    Photometric Concepts         3            2                  Th 9/14, T 9/19
    Radiation and Temperature   5,9           3               Th 9/21, T 9/26, Th 9/28 
    ---------------------                  EXAM #1                 T 10/3
    Stellar Spectra              8            1                    Th 10/5

    --- Midterm break: NO CLASS ---                                T 10/10

    Stellar Structure           10            3             Th 10/12, T 10/17, Th 10/19
    The Sun                     11            1                    T 10/24
    Stellar Evolution          12,13          3             Th 10/26, 10/31, 11/2 
    Supernovae, Variable Stars 14,15          1                     11/7
    Compact Stellar Remnants   16,17,18       3               11/9, 11/14, 11/16     
    ---------------------                  EXAM #2                T 11/21

    --- Thanksgiving: NO CLASS ---                                 Th 11/23

    Stellar Atmosphere Models   8,9           2                 T 11/28, Th 11/30
    ---------------------                Final Exams               T 12/7
    ---------------------                Final Projects            W 12/13