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 Assistant

Sean Gunderson

 

Lab Schedule - SUMMER 2022

Dates of Lab
13 Jun – 14 Jun No Lab
15 Jun – 16 Jun Active Learning
20 Jun – 21 Jun Exploring the Sky
22 Jun – 23 Jun Spectroscopy
27 Jun – 28 Jun Earth's Changing Climate
29 Jun – 30 Jun The Van Allen Observatory and Robotic Observing
4 Jul – 5 Jul No Lab
6 Jul – 7 Jul Image Analysis I (in-person; :0001)/Angular Size (online; :0EX2)
11 Jul – 12 Jul Exoplanets
13 Jul – 14 Jul

Project Workday I

in-person :0001: project information here, worksheet here

online :0EX2: project information here, worksheet here (PDF) and here (text document)

18 Jul – 19 Jul Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram and Star Clusters
20 Jul – 21 Jul

Project Workday II

in-person :0001: project information here, worksheet here

online :0EX2: project information here, worksheet here (PDF) and here (text document)

25 Jul – 26 Jul Astronomical Redshift
27 Jul – 28 Jul SIMBAD Astronomical Database
1 Aug – 2 Aug Project (:0001, :0EX2) Presentations, Observer Proficiency Checklist (:0001)/Papers (:0EX2) Due
3 Aug – 4 Aug No Lab