Astronomy 1110 Daily Schedule

Day Date Lecture Reading
Monday 5 Planetary Science  
Tuesday 6 Deep Distance
and Deep Time

(meet in front of Planetarium)
Ch. 1, 2
HW #0 due
Wednesday 7 Earth:
Backyard Astronomy,
from Ancient to Modern
Ch. 3, 4 and
Section S1
Thursday 8 The History of Astronomy Ch. 6
HW #1 due
Friday 9 Sun, Earth, and Moon
Monday 12 Newton and the Physics of Astronomy  
Tuesday 13 Rocks: Geology and the Terrestrial PlanetsCh. 9

Observing night
Wednesday 14 Skies: Atmospheres of the
Terrestrial Planets
Ch. 10
HW #2 due
Thursday 15 Earth-Venus-Mars:
The Evolution of Landscape

(Guest Lecture: Dr. Mark Bullock)
Exam Review
Friday 16 Exam #1  
Monday19 Jupiter & Saturn:
Giants of the Solar System
Ch. 11
Tuesday20 Cosmic Collisions
Wednesday 21 Minions of the Giant:
The Galilean Satellites

Observing night
Thursday 22 Little Bits:
Comets, Asteroids, Pluto, and Dust
Ch. 12
HW #3 due
Friday 23 NASA and the Operation of Science  
Monday 26 Light and Telescopes
Ch. 7
Observing night
Tuesday 27 Formation of the Solar SystemCh. 8
Wednesday 28 Searching for Distant Worlds
Exam Review
HW #4 due
Thursday 29 Exam #2  
Friday 30 Spacecraft Design WorkshopCh. S2
Monday 3 No class  
Tuesday 4 No class  
Wednesday 5 Astrobiology Ch. 13.4-13.6
Observing night
Thursday 6 Pluto; Planetary Science &
the Future
Final Exam Review
HW #5 due
Friday 7 Final Exam  

Click on the lecture title to get the lecture notes for that day.

Observing Nights

We have four observing night scheduled. All the sessions will run 9-11 PM at the Sommers-Bosch Observatory on campus (just up the hill from the Observatory), except the June 26 session, which will be up in the mountains W. of Boulder at Walker Ranch. We'll discuss carpools and logistics in class. You will be required to attend two nights; the extras are in case of weather.

The sessions won't be cancelled until last minute - check the web page for updates that evening. If you don't have web access, call my office (492-3215) or the observing deck (492-2020) for the weather report.

Dr. Henry Throop, University of Colorado /

Last modified 6-Jul-2000