Astro 4 - Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

9:30-11am Mon/Wed Section - Spring '18 Schedule

Outside Astro and Climate Lectures and Events - for Extra Credit Attendence

GreenSteps - Cabrillo College Sustainability Calendar of Event

Apr 28 Saturday - last day to withdraw and receive a "W". After this, you receive a grade no matter what


Mon Jan 29: Introduction, syllabus, bits of Ch 1, Chapter 0 - Principles of Clear Thinking and Scientific Method
Web Jan 31: Chapter 0 - Principles of Clear Thinking and Scientific Method, On Teaching,
Mon Feb 5: Ch 3 - Kepler and Historical Astronomy
Wed Feb 7: Ch 4 - Forces and Gravity
Feb 10 - Census Day, last day to drop w/o a "W"
Mon Feb 12: Ch 4 - Newton: Forces and Gravity
Wed Feb 14: Ch 5 - Light and Matter, Quiz #1: Chap 0, On Teaching, Ch 1, 3
Mon Feb 19: President's Day Holiday - no class
Wed Feb 21:
Ch 5 - Light and Matter
Mon Feb 26: Ch 6 - Telescopes and Detectors
Tue Feb 27: 6:30-7:30pm at Cabrillo Observatory: Our Extra Credit Star Party opportunity. Stay the hour and get 1% added to your grade. Click link and see the map of how to get there.
Wed Feb 28:
Ch S1,2 - Einstein and Modern Gravity
Mar 1 Thur 6;30pm
- Extra Credit opportunity "Astronomy on Tap" at the New Bohemia Brewery
Mon Mar 5: Ch 14 - The Sun, hydrogen Fusion
Wed Mar 7:
Ch 14 - The Sun, Structure
Mon Mar 12:
Ch 15 - Surveying the Stars Quiz #2: Chap 4, 5, 6, bits of Chap S1,2
Tue Mar 13 7-9pm "Best of Laser" at Museum of Art on Front St. UCSC artists and scientists together, see flyer - extra credit if you go!
Wed Mar 14: Ch 15 - Surveying the Stars
Mon Mar 19: History Channel's "Secrets of the Sun" video (44 min) and video quiz
Wed Mar 21: Ch 16 - The Birth of Stars, Ch 17 - Stellar Evolution - Low and Medium Mass Stars,
Mon Mar 26: Spring Break - no class
Wed Mar 28: Spring Break - no class

Mar 28 Wed eve 5:45pm
- "Chasing Coral" at the Santa Cruz Sanctuary Museum. (across from Dream Inn).- extra-credit for students
Mon Apr 2:
Ch 17, 18 - Stellar Evolution - Low and Medium Mass Stars Quiz #3: Chap 14, 15
Wed Apr 4:
Ch 17, 18 - Stellar Evolution - Binary Stars Evolution, Novae, High Mass Stars
Apr 6-8: "Contact" conference in Sunnyvale, put on by Cabrillo's Jim Funaro and SETI - extra credit opp.
Mon Apr 9:
Ch 18 - Stellar Death - Supernovae, High Mass Stars, White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Black Holes
Wed Apr 11:
Chap 19 - Our Milky Way Galaxy
Mon Apr 16: Ch 19 - Our Milky Way Galaxy,
Wed Apr 18: Ch 20,21 - Galaxy types, Galaxy evolution, video clip on colliding galaxies.Quiz #4: Chap 16-18
Wed Apr 18: Extra-Credit - "Earth Night" sponsored by UCSC, at The Inn at Pasatiempo 6:30-8:30pm - on Artificial Light Pollution and the Sky
Thur Apr 19: Extra-Credit lecture "Our Climate Dilemma: The Political/Economic Agenda vs. the Straight Science" - Richard Nolthenius. 6-8pm at Studio 107 at Tannery Arts Center, bring a snack for this pot-luck!
Mon Apr 23: History Channel "Universe" series video "The Milky Way Galaxy" and video quiz.
Wed Apr 25: Ch 21 - Galaxy evolution, and Ch 22 - Quasars and Giant Black Holes. Dark Matter
Wed Apr 25: 7:30pm at The Crepe Place back patio WiSE talk on "Climate Adaptation in Santa Cruz" extra-credit for my students
Sat Apr 21 - last day to withdraw and receive a "W". After this, you must take a grade. Instructor has no choice.
Mon Apr 30: Ch 22 - Dark Matter, evidence
Wed May 2 : Chap 22 - Dark Matter, search for particle candidates
Mon May 7:
Ch 23 - Cosmology: The Big Bang and Inflation Quiz #5: Ch 19-21
Wed May 9: Ch 23 - Cosmology: The Big Bang and Inflation
Mon May 14:
Video “Nova: The Runaway Universe” and video quiz
Tue May 15- Thur May 18 - extra credit, the "Right Livlihood Awards Conference speakers at UCSC Kresge College and College 9/10 MultiPurpose Room - Bill McKibbin, many others, in Santa Cruz! Join the event, take selfies and pics, write up a page on what you learned. Submit for Extra Credit. I'll probably be at the Thur event and perhaps Wed afternoon, between other committments. See Details and for Amy Goodman and Daniel Ellsberg talks
Wed May 16: Ch 23, 24 - the Multi-verse, the Anthropic Principle, Existence of Life and implications for the Nature of the Universe

Wed May 23: 8-10am: Finals Week: Note we meet at 8am, not 7am! Quiz #6: Ch 22-24 and Final Exam