Terry R Richardson
Senior Instructor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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 ASTR 130 Schedule Spring 2017

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Week Day Date This Week Resource  Links


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Wed
23-Aug
Topic—Light, Matter & Everything,
read Ch 5
  



2

Mon
28-Aug We will work all week on Ch 5 concepts
because they form the basis for
understanding our work this semester.
videos to watch before class:  review
CCA#7 Gravity   CCA#8 Tides     A
Related to Ch 5:   CCA#24 light     A
TeachAstro 5.00–5.40     A
TeachAstro 6.06–07, 6.11–6.14     A



Wed
30-Aug
We did the worksheets on the em
spectrum & the Doppler shift
X-ray Sky     Infrared Sky     Microwave Sky    Radio Sky   ans A05-3     ans A05-8    A



3

Mon 4-Sep
Short quiz Monday: important numbers web page; Read Ch 6 for lab this week.
CCA#6 telescopes   <—watch before class & lab



Wed
6-Sep Telescopes today w/some cool demos.
Read Ch 6 ahead of time.




4

Mon 11-Sep Hurrican Irma




Wed
13-Sep
Hurrican Irma




5

Mon 18-Sep Taking stock of where we are.
Telescopes Ch 6, Intro to SR,
GR and quantum physics
CCA#6 telescope      Nikon on Interference   
adaptive optics how    TT Freeman GMT    A



Wed
20-Sep Read S2 sec 1, S3 sec 1, 3, 4, and
S4 part of sec 2 on 4 forces & sec 4
Simultaneity video   



6

Mon 25-Sep Test #1 Ch. 5 & 6




Wed
27-Sep Overview of SR, GR and quantum physics in astronomy, Chs S2, S3 & S4
double slit experiment  



7

Mon 2-Oct Chs S2, S3 & S4 wrap up &
practice questions for study
SR & GR notes   Summary of S2, S3 & S4



Wed
4-Oct Read sec 15.1 stellar distances &
magnitudes
CCA#25 distances    PER parallax    
magnitude handout    A  



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Mon 9-Oct stellar magnitudes
PER magnitudes  ATNF magnitudes  



Wed
11-Oct Test #2 Chs S2–S4 & Ch 15 (only
distance & brightness)




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Sun


15-Oct
watch these videos in lieu of a class
meeting on Sunday: I am available
this day for extra help.
CCA#26 stars      *PER HR diagram  
*CF HR diagram   A



Mon 16-Oct watch these videos in lieu of a class
meeting on Monday: I am available
this day for extra help. I will be in
HWWE 108 in the AM & in SSMB in
the afternoon.
AGV dancing to the HR diagram
*PER spectro. parallax   *PER lum. temp. & size A
*CCA#34 binary stars    *CCA#35 star clusters    A





Wed
18-Oct Review video lecture content
class activities HR diagram
practice with spectroscopic parallax &
Cepheid variables




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Mon 23-Oct practice finding distance w/m - M plus
Cepheids & mass w/binary stars;
lecture on nebula & star formation;
read Ch 16
watch videos to understand the practice problems:
PER spec. parallax   H. Leavett & Cepheids   A
MvB binary masses I  MvB binary masses II   A
art/science activities this week LINK   A  



Wed
25-Oct summary of topics &
practice questions for test
CCA#36 nebula    PER star formation
little grade activity 7 PM Chas. Music Hall   A



11

Mon 30-Oct
wrap up Chs 15 & 16, be sure to
work on your test notes
Begin the lives of stars read Ch 17
time lapse of cluster  HR diagram LINK



Wed
1-Nov Test #3 Ch 15 & Ch 16
practice problems from class LINK



12

Mon 6-Nov Life of solar type and lower mass stars
Life of high mass stars
class slides   video: climate sci. Alley  
other videos to be posted on Tuesday next week




Wed
8-Nov How stars die: white dwarfs, neutron
stars and black holes
CCA#29 low mass stars   CCA#31 high mass stars
CCA#30 white dwarfs   CCA#32 neutron stars   A



13

Mon 13-Nov test topics are updated, many moved
to the exam from test 4
CCA#33 black holes   
last 4 min of CCA#34 binary stars     A



Wed
15-Nov Read Chapter 19 sec 1




14

Mon 20-Nov Option 1 sit on this day for test 4




Wed
22-Nov Thanksgiving Holiday



15

Mon 27-Nov Option 2 sit on this day for test 4



Wed
29-Nov other galaxies & their evolution



16

Mon 4-Dec the formation of the Universe


Tue
5-Dec
Reading Day
No professor is allowed to give an exam on this day. It is time guaranteed for your exam preparation. Some cheaters among us will schedule an exam anyway for their own convenience. 

Wed
6-Dec
Final Exam     Noon–3 PM in our classroom HWWE 112







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course philosophy

syllabus


schedule


concepts

formula page


test topics


important numbers



Google Sky


TRR's LINKS