This site is under extreme construction. It is in fact just my Introduction of Astronomy site html file holding a place until I teach the History of Astronomy course again.
University Sites
This schedule is admittedly too ambitious. We probably won't get past extrasolar planets. I just havn't the energy to reconfigure it.
_________________________________________________________________________ Week of Events in Space-Time _________________________________________________________________________ Sep16 Lec. 0 Introduction 20 minutes? Lec. 1 Sci. Not., Units, Math, Angles, Motion, Orbits 2 hours? Lec. 2 The Sky 3 hours? Homework 1 Homework 1 Solutions Aug23 Lec. 2 The Sky 3 hours? Lec. 3 The Moon: Orbit, Phases 2 hours? Homework 2 Homework 2 Solutions Aug30 Lec. 3 The Moon: Orbit, Phases 2 hours? Lec. 5 Newton's Laws, Gravity, Orbits, Energy, Tides 3 hours? Homework 3 Solutions to Homework 3 Sep06 Lec. 5 Newton's Laws, Gravity, Orbits, Energy, Tides 3 hours? Homework 4 Solutions to Homework 4 Class Test 1: Sep09 Thursday Solutions to Test 1 Labor Day holiday Sep06 Monday Sep13 Lec. 6 Light 1 hours? Lec. 7 Spectra 1 hours? Homework 5 Solutions to Homework 5 Sep20 Lec. 8 The Sun 3 hours? Lec. 9 The Life of the Sun 2 hours? Homework 6 Solutions to Homework 6 Sep27 Lec. 10 Solar System Formation 2 hours? Homework 7 Solutions to Homework 7 Oct04 Lec. 11 The Earth 2 hours? Homework 8 Solutions to Homework 8 Class Test 2: Oct07 Thursday Test 2 Solutions Oct11 Lec. 12 The Moon and Mercury 2 hours? Lec. 13 Venus 2 hours? Homework 9 Solutions to Homework 9 Oct18 Lec. 14 Mars 2 hours? Lec. 15 Gas Giant Planets 2 hours? Homework 10 Solutions to Homework 10 Fall Break holiday Oct21 Thursday -- Oct22 Friday Oct25 Lec. 16 Asteroids, Meteoroids, and Target Earth 2 hours? Lec. 17 Pluto, Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets 2 hours? Homework 11 Solutions to Homework 11 Nov01 Lec. 18 Extrasolar Planets 2 hours? Homework 12 Solutions to Homework 12 Nov08 Lec. 19 Life in the Universe 2 hours? Homework 13 Solutions to Homework 13 Class Test 3: Nov11 Thursday Test 3 Solutions Nov15 Lec. 4 The History of Astronomy to Galileo 3 hours? Homework 14 Solutions to Homework 14 Nov22 Catching up or extra topics (e.g., eclipses) Homework 15 Solutions to Homework 15 Nov29 Catching up or extra topics (e.g., eclipses) Homework 16 Solutions to Homework 16 Dec06 Finals Week Comprehensive Final Date: Dec07 Tuesday, 1:30 pm, 2 hours, ST 103 Solutions to Final Dec13 Grades must be submitted to the university by Dec15 Wednesday noon. I intend to submit my grades on the afternoon of Dec14. Queries to the instructor about grades must be made prior to submission: the earlier, the better. With any luck, final exams will be marked and grades will be within a day of the final.