ASTRONOMY 1230, FALL 2013

SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES


Week
Starting
Lecture Topics Lab Work Assignments Due Moon Phase
Sept 2 Introduction, procedures, policies. Lab orientation (M & T)    
Sept 9 The night sky & constellations. Lab 1: Constellation Quiz   First Qtr (9/12)
Sept 16 Light & small telescopes. Lab write-up procedures. Lab 2: Binocular Observing Lab 1 Due 9/16 Full (9/19)
Sept 23 Observing Techniques Lab 2: Binocular Observing    
Sept 30 Celestial motions. Astronomical coordinates. Lab 3: Intro to Telescopes Lab 2 Due 9/30  
Oct 7 Celestial motions. Astronomical coordinates. Lab 3: Intro to Telescopes   First Qtr (10/11)
Oct 14 READING DAY: No lecture. Lab 4: Telescope Observing (W, Th only) Full (10/18)
Oct 21 MIDTERM EXAM Lab 4: Telescope Observing Lab 3 Due 10/21  
Oct 28 Exam Discussed; Lab administration. Lab 4: Telescope Observing    
Nov 4 Solar System Astronomy Chosen Lab  
Nov 11 Solar System Astronomy Chosen Lab (M, Tu only) First Qtr (11/10)
Nov 18 Solar System Astronomy Chosen Lab Lab 4 Due 11/18 Full (11/17)
Nov 25 Review Class Chosen Lab (M, T only) First Chosen Lab Due 11/25  
Dec 2 FINAL EXAM Chosen Lab ALL LABS DUE FRI 12/6