Lectures in this course will be topic-oriented and will not closely follow the structure of the presentations in either the Lab Manual or Edmund's Star Atlas. To help you coordinate the material, notes for the lecture presentations will be posted here, usually the day of the relevant lecture.To take full advantage of the notes, you should print out a hardcopy of each guide before the lecture, read it over, and bring it to class with you. Some sets of notes will have good coverage of the lecture, but others will hit only the main points and some of the more important figures. You should plan to fill in the other presented material with your own notes. Web links to other useful information or pertinent illustrations are included on the guides and on the ASTR 1230 Web Links page. You are encouraged to use these to make the subject matter more interesting or clear...but you are not required to know any of this additional material (unless discussed in class). Regardless of this generous posting of lecture material, you should plan on attending all lectures.
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