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

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 HONS 159 Schedule  Fall 2017

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Week Day Dates This Week Links            

1

Wed

23-Aug
Introduction, first demo




Fri

25-Aug read & make notes Bennett
Chs 1 & 2
videos to watch by Mon. class:
CCA#1 Intro to Astro,   CCA#2 Naked Eye Obs,     
CCA#3 Cycles in the Sky,     


2
Mon

28-Aug We will work all of this
week from Ch 2
Voyager I time   Jon Nguyen NASA eyes  
TT Carter Emmart   SS Model in Desert      



Wed
30-Aug
lecture usurped for lab prep–how to setup a telescope
ESO   Diurnal Motion  



Fri

1-Sep Worksheets on lunar
phases & eclipses
CCA#4 Moon Phases   CCA#5 Eclipses  
TeachAstro 2.00–2.18      


3

Mon

4-Sep
practice questions Chs. 1
& 2, begin Ch. 3 topics the
science of astronomy





Wed

6-Sep Lecture: What is Round &
Runs in Circles





Fri

8-Sep Hurricane Irma




4

Mon 11-Sep Hurricane Irma



Wed

13-Sep
Hurricane Irma



Fri

15-Sep taking stock–where are we?
PBS fact theory law       
Padian peer review     
retrograde motion      Ptolemy's Universe-cool  
Flat Earth Society    
logical fallacies UNC    notes Ancients part 1     
notes Ancients part 2    99 years of astro      


5

Mon

18-Sep scientific models
VR science/creationism   Padian peer review  
Padian fact/theory   TE theory law 
 Dawkins one fact        PhD prostitutes    creating science doubt     


Wed

20-Sep review of celestial sphere &
sky motions



Fri

22-Sep introduction to motion &
gravity



6

Mon

25-Sep Test #1, Chs. 1 & 2
test topics page  



Wed

27-Sep inertia demo,
Newton's laws




Fri

29-Sep
gravity, orbits & tides
read secs 4.4, 4.5
CCA#7 Gravity   PER Gravity  
CCA#8 Tides   Why 2 Tides?<–goofy but right      


7
Mon 2-Oct Review celestial sphere
practice questions Ch 4
PER Gravity   PER Newton 3    


Wed
4-Oct Read secs S1.1 & S1.2
for lab
PER horizon diagrams    PER positions celestial sphere    
PER star motions & latitude   PER motions of stars       
PER Sun's path in the day         



Fri 6-Oct Read secs 7.1,7.2, 7.3
watch videos on the right
CCA#9 Intro to the SS  


Sat
7-Oct
Formation of the Solar
System, videos f/ this lecture:
CCBH#1 Big Bang   CCBH#2 exploring the Universe  
CCBH#3 form of Sun Earth   ESA SS & Kuiper belt    A
T5 9th planet   CalTech 9th Planet    A


8
Mon 9-Oct Test #2, Chs 3 & 4 +
revisit celestial sphere




Wed
11-Oct A tour of our Solar System
by Walter Myers (artist)




Fri 13-Oct I will post test topics relevant
to the videos for Friday,
Sunday & Monday
N Origins of SS by N. D. Tyson (53 min)   longer than our
usual video but worth every minute   A



Sun
15-Oct
Watch these videos on the formation of the SS in lieu
of a class meeting Sunday.
The guy in LL videos is OK
but not great-he needs a
script. Usually has a bowtie.
LL Ch 8-7/19 solar neb   LL Ch 8-8/1p PP disk  
LL Ch 8-9/19 P Sun   LL Ch 8-10/19 frost line     A
LL Ch 8-11/19 P Planets 1   LL Ch 8-12/19 P Planets 2     A
LL Ch 8-13/19 jovians   LL Ch 8-14/19 migration     A
LL Ch 8-15/19 bombardment   NASA Bennu     



9

Mon 16-Oct These videos are in lieu of a class meeting today. I am in
SSMB for individual
meetings by appointment
TED BB to us in 18 min <—excellent A
TA 5.01 SS formation   TA 5.02 comparisons   A
TA 5.03 inner planets   TA 5.08 jovians   A



Wed
18-Oct demo: liquid planets
review of lecture videos




Fri 20-Oct put the video ideas together
prepare notes Ch 8
notes for the day  


10
Mon 23-Oct clocks in rocks  
terrestrial planet geology
read & make your
notes, Ch 9
glossary for quiz on SS formation  
art/science activities this week LINK   A  



Wed
25-Oct It's all about location,
location, location
Remember lab this week is at
the Charleston Music Hall   A



Fri 27-Oct Mastering pressure:
4 experiments
explain these experiments for Monday  



11

Mon 30-Oct
density & model building surprising discoveries
bring notes on Ch 9





Wed
1-Nov


Fri 3-Nov Test #3 Chs 7, 8, 9 take home


12

Mon

6-Nov terrestrial atm. movies
BHP Earth's Early Atm   Alley Rep. Climate Scientist 
homework: planet questions     A


Wed

8-Nov Jupiter/Saturn
CCA#16 Jupiter   NASA 45 min to Jup 
Saturn photos!   CCA#18 Saturn     A


Fri

10-Nov planet questions
formation leftovers     A
CCA#20 Asteroids   CCA#21 Comets  
CCA#22 Oort Cloud   CCA#23 Meteors        A


13
Mon 13-Nov


Wed
15-Nov


Fri 17-Nov



14
Mon 20-Nov


Wed
22-Nov Thanksgiving Holiday


Fri 24-Nov Thanksgiving Holiday


15
Mon 27-Nov


Wed
29-Nov



Fri 1-Dec



16
Mon
4-Dec Last Day of Classes


Tues
5-Dec Reading Day
In theory 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. 

Fri
8-Dec Final Exam     4–7 PM in our classroom HWWE 112




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