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 spect. 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 specto. parallax &
Cepheid variables




10

Mon 23-Oct the interstellar medium &
star formation
CCA#36 nebula    PER star formation 



Wed
25-Oct




11

Mon 30-Oct
Test #3 Ch 15 & Ch 16




Wed
1-Nov Lives and death of stars




12

Mon 6-Nov




Wed
8-Nov




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Mon 13-Nov




Wed
15-Nov




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Mon 20-Nov




Wed
22-Nov Thanksgiving Holiday



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Mon 27-Nov




Wed
29-Nov



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Mon 4-Dec


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







course philosophy

syllabus


schedule


concepts

formula page


test topics


important numbers



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course philosophy

syllabus


schedule


concepts

formula page


test topics


important numbers



Google Sky


TRR's LINKS