Week of --- Date link: Your Sky and Sky Maps for the Year - Weather:
  1. Aug28: As preparation, read the Course Website / Extended Syllabus.
    Orientation: The lab instructor will introduce themself---get their NAME/EMAIL. We will then run over the Course Website / Extended Syllabus, lab instructor-specific items, and, at the lab instructor's discretion, have an intro to using TheSky software. Also, at the lab instructor discretion, the labs can begin on the first night thereby advancing the whole Lab Schedule by one week.
    A full moon on Wednesday.
    See also, Drop Dates.
  2. Sep04: Lab 1: Constellations (Old Lab 1: Constellations / Lab Supplements).
    No labs on Labor Day Sep04 Monday (UNLV holiday).
  3. Sep11: Lab 2: The Sky (Old Lab 2: Celestial Sphere / Lab Supplements).

  4. Sep18: Lab 3: Telescopes (Old Lab 3: Telescopes / Lab Supplements).
  5. Sep25: Lab 4: The Moon (Old Lab 4: The Moon / Lab Supplements).
    A full moon on Sep29 Friday.
  6. Oct02: Lab 10: Stellar Spectra (Old Lab 12: Stellar Spectra / Lab Supplements).

  7. Oct09: Lab 8: Stars (Old Lab 10: Starlight / Lab Supplements).
  8. Oct16: Lab 9: Double Stars (Old Lab 11: Double Stars / Lab Supplements).
  9. Oct23: Lab 5: Planets (Old Lab 6: Planets / Lab Supplements).
    Planets etc. in the sky: Moon ☽ full moon on Saturday, Mercury ☿ not visible, Venus ♀ not visible, Mars ♂ not visible, Jupiter ♃ visible: a bit late, Saturn ♄ visible: good near the Moon on Monday, Uranus ⛢,♅ visible: a bit late, Neptune ♆ visible.

    Course Evaluations: Alert office staff to prepare them now so they will be ready for next 3 weeks.

  10. Oct30: Lab 11: Galaxies (Old Lab 17: Galaxies / Lab Supplements).
  11. Nov06: Lab 12: Cosmos (Old and very incomplete Lab 16: Hubble's Law / Lab Supplements).
    No classes on Veterans Day Nov11 Friday (UNLV holiday).
  12. Nov13: Makeups / Practice for Lab Final / Early Lab Finals.
    Instructors: The makeup/practice week CANNOT be omitted.

  13. Nov20: Lab Final.
    No labs on Thanksgiving Nov23 Thursday (UNLV holiday).
  14. Nov27: Only by special arrangement with instructors: Late Makeups / Late Lab Finals.
    Instructors: The late makeup/final week CANNOT be omitted---unless there are absolutely NO students in need of it.
  15. Dec04: Only by special arrangement with instructors: Very late Makeups / Very late Lab Finals.
  16. Dec11: Finals week. As always, grades are due on MyUNLV by 4:00 pm on the Tuesday after finals week.