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. If cloudy, we'll try again later.
Wed Feb 28:
Ch S1,2 - Einstein and Modern Gravity
Mon Mar 5: Ch 14 - The Sun, hydrogen Fusion
Mon 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
Wed Mar 14: Ch 15 - Surveying the Stars
Mon Mar 19: History Channel's "Secrets of the Sun" video (52 min) and video quiz
Wed Mar 21: Ch 16 - The Birth of Stars, Ch 17 - Stellar Evolution - Low and Medium Mass Stars, Quiz #3: Chap 14, 15
Mon Mar 26: Spring Break - no class
Wed Mar 28: Spring Break - no class

Mon Apr 2:
Ch 17, 18 - Stellar Evolution - Low and Medium Mass Stars
Wed Apr 4:
Ch 17, 18 - Stellar Evolution - Binary Stars Evolution, Novae, High Mass Stars
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
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
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
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