Environmental Science/Physics 141: Astronomy

Steve Dutch     Laboratory Sciences 463    Phone: 465-2246    e-mail: dutchs@uwgb.edu
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Syllabus

Week Topic Reading
Sept. 2-7 Some Basic Stuff You Have to Know
The Universe: Table of Contents
 1
Sept. 9-14 Finding Your Way In The Sky  2, 4
Sept. 16-21 How The Solar System Works  3
Sept. 23-28 The Earth and Moon  12
Sept. 30- Oct. 5 Venus and Mercury  13
Oct. 7-12 Exam 1: Oct. 7;  Mars  13
Oct. 14-19 The Gas Giants  14
Oct. 21-26 Minor Planets, Comets, and other Small Objects  
Oct. 28-Nov. 2 Our Star: The Sun  5
Nov. 4-9 Exam II, Nov. 4; Other Stars  6-8
Nov. 11-16 The Deep Sky  9
Nov. 18-23 Galaxies  10
Nov. 25-28  Thanksgiving  11
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 The Universe  11
Dec. 7 - 9 Life in the Universe  15

Class Notes

Texts: Seeds and Backman, Perspectives on Astronomy

Final Exam: Tuesday, December 14, 8:00-9:20, MAC 208 (Normal Class Room)

Grading:

Exam I 25%   A 90%+
Exam II 25%   AB 85-90%
Final 50%   B 80-85%
Observing, Class Conduct 20%    BC 75-80%
      C 70-75%
      D 60-70%
      F Below 60%

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