ASTRONOMY 836 (FALL 2006)



Following in the fine "Top-10" tradition of cultural icon
David Letterman,
this semester's theme in Astronomy 836 is

TOP-5 LISTS FOR
ASTRONOMY GRADUATE STUDENTS


Hey! No grumbling about getting shortchanged by 5 items.
We're only a one-hour class, chum.

In this format, two graduate students will present what they believe are the five most important aspects of a given topic, and why, and the audience will then debate the merits of their list.

PDF copies of each talk are linked to the list below.

ASTR 836 meets in the conference room at 4 pm on Tuesdays. Everyone welcome.

DATE "TOP-5 ..." PRESENTER(S)
09/11/06        "...Teaching Skills to Cultivate" Ryan Lynch &
Amy Reines
09/19/06        "...Reasons the 'Intelligent Design'
       Debate is Important"
Genevieve de Messiers &
Amy Reines
09/26/06        "...Ways to Give a Bad Talk" Jarron Leisenring &
Paul Ries
10/03/06        "...Observational Opportunities Before 2012" Nicole Gugliucci &
Jennifer Katz
10/10/06        "...Job-Getting Skills in Astronomy" Jarron Leisenring &
Gail Zasowski
10/17/06         "...Priorities for New, Not Yet Approved
       Astronomical Facilities"
Paul Ries
10/24/06        "...Astrophysical Problems for the
       Next 10 Years"
Cheng-yu Kuo &
George Trammell
10/31/06        "...Mistakes in Graduate Research Projects" Cheng-yu Kuo
11/07/06        "...Teaching and Research Resources Online" Genevieve de Messieres &
Jennifer Katz
11/14/06        "...Moments That Shaped Modern-Day
        Astronomy"
Ryan Lynch &
George Trammell
11/21/06       [No talk---Thanksgiving Break]  
11/28/06        "...Ways to Improve UVa's Astronomy
       Graduate Program"
Nicole Gugliucci &
Gail Zasowski




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