This course is a survey of various topics including the Sun; life cycles of stars including black holes and pulsars; diversity of galaxies including the Milky Way and distant quasars; cosmology—the history, structure, and fate of the universe; current results from recent astronomical observations; for non-science majors.
 

Teaching Assistants

Dustin Swarm
Kevin Hall
Philip Griffin
 

Lab Schedule - FALL 2022

Dates of Lab
22 Aug – 26 Aug No Lab – First Week of Classes
29 Aug – 2 Sep Active Learning
5 Sep – 9 Sep No Lab – Labor Day Week, Midterm Exam I Week 
12 Sep – 16 Sep Exploring the Sky
19 Sep – 23 Sep Image Analysis I (in-person)/Angular Size (online)
26 Sep – 30 Sep No Lab – Midterm Exam II Week 
3 Oct – 7 Oct Spectroscopy
10 Oct – 14 Oct Solar Observations/Earth's Changing Climate
17 Oct – 21 Oct Solar Observations/Earth's Changing Climate (Midterm Exam III Week) 
24 Oct – 28 Oct  Iowa Robotic Observatory
31 Oct – 4 Nov Project Workday I (Project information here), Clear Skies Due
7 Nov – 11 Nov  Project Workday II (Project information here)
14 Nov – 18 Nov Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram and Star Clusters (Midterm Exam IV Week)
21 Nov – 25 Nov No Lab – Fall Break Week
28 Nov – 2 Dec Astronomical Redshift
5 Dec – 9 Dec Project Presentations, Papers Due
12 Dec – 16 Dec No Lab – Exam Week