Astronomy 161: Introduction to Solar System Astronomy

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Class Schedule

Week #

Date/Time

Lecture

Topic

Read for class

Homework/Activity

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09/25 (Thu), 2:30-4:00

1 Intro to Course & Astronomy Ch 1: Sec 1-4 Hwk #1 due: 10/06 2:30pm
2
09/29 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 2 Intro to Astronomy & Motions in the Sky I Ch 1:  Sec 5-8, Ch 2: Sec 1-5

 

09/30 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 3 Motions in the Sky I (cont) & Planetarium Ch 2: Sec 6-8

 

10/02 (Thu),  2:30-4:00 4 Motion in the Sky II Ch 3: Sec 1-5  
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10/06 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 5 Kepler, Newton & the Planets

Ch 4: Sec 1-4

Hwk #2 due: 10/13 2:30pm

10/07 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 6 Kepler, Newton & the Planets (cont) Ch 4: Sec 5-8

 

10/09 (Thu), 2:30-4:00 - CLEA:  Jupiter CLEA Jupiter Manual   
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10/13 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 7 Messengers from Space Ch 5: Sec 1-5

Hwk #3 due: 10/20 2:30pm

10/14 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 8 Messengers from Space & Optics and Telescopes Ch 5: Sec 6-9, Ch 6: Sec 1-3

 

10/16 (Thu),   2:30-4:00 9 Optics, Telescopes & Review Ch 6: Sec 4-7  
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10/20 (Mon),2:30-4:00 - Midterm I   Hwk #4 due: 10/27 2:30pm
10/21 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 10 Intro to Planets Ch 7: Sec 1-8  
10/23 (Thu),   2:30-4:00 11 Solar System Origins Ch 8: Sec 1-7  
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10/27 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 12 This Humble Rock: Earth Ch 9: Sec 1-7 Hwk #5 due: 11/03 2:30pm
10/28 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 13 Going "Loonie" Ch 10: Sec 1-5  
10/30 (Thu),    2:30-4:00 - CLEA: Moon CLEA Moon Manual  
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11/03 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 14 Fleet Footed Mercury Ch 11: Sec 1-3 Hwk #6 due: 11/10 2:30pm
11/04 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 - CLEA:  Mercury CLEA Mercury Manual  
11/06 (Thu),   2:30-4:00 15 Beautiful Venus? & Review Ch 11: Sec 4-7  
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11/10 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 - Midterm II   Hwk #7 due: 11/17 2:30pm
11/11 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 - Holiday - Veterans Day Observed!  NO CLASS Yeah!    
11/13 (Thu),   2:30-4:00 16 Mars!  Life? Ch 11: Sec 4-9  
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11/17 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 17 Just Two Balls of Mostly Gas Ch 12: Sec 1-10 Hwk #8 due: 11/24 2:30pm
11/18 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 18 Satellites Here, There, Everywhere Ch 13: Sec 1-10  
11/20 (Thu),   2:30-4:00 19 Really Cold Planets Ch 14: Sec 1-10  
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11/24 (Mon), 2:30-4:00 20 Why its Important to Look Up!

Ch 15: Sec 1-8

 Hwk #9 due: 12/04 2:30pm

11/25 (Tue), 2:30-4:00 - CLEA: Asteroids

CLEA Asteroids Manual

 
11/27 (Thu),   2:30-4:00 - Holiday - Thanksgiving!  NO CLASS!  Yeah!

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11 12/01 (Mon), 2:30-4:00

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Sol:  Just Your Average Star Ch 16: Sec 1-10  
12/02 (Tue), 2:30-4:00

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CLEA: Solar Rotation CLEA: Solar Rotation Manual  
12/04 (Thu),   2:30-4:00

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Are we Alone?  & Review for Final Exam Ch 28: Sec 1-6  

Final Exam is December  9, 2008 at 2:00pm - 4:00 pm (Tentative)
This document may be found at:
http://www.lima.ohio-state.edu/academics/physics/A161/A161fall08/schedule.htm