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

Arran Gross 
Dylan Paré
Zoe Bellis

 

Lab Schedule - Fall 2021

Week of Lab
23 Aug – 27 Aug No Lab – First Week of Classes
30 Aug – 3 Sep Introduction to Active Learning
6 Sep – 10 Sep No Lab – Labor Day Week & Exam I Week
13 Sep – 17 Sep Exploring the Sky
20 Sep – 24 Sep Image Analysis I
27 Sep – 1 Oct No Lab – Exam II Week
4 Oct – 8 Oct Image Analysis II
11 Oct – 15 Oct Spectroscopy
18 Oct – 22 Oct Solar Observations 
25 Oct – 29 Oct No Lab – Exam III Week
1 Nov – 5 Nov Introduction to the Iowa Robotic ObservatoryClear Skies Due
8 Nov – 12 Nov Project Workday I
15 Nov – 19 Nov Project Workday II (Exam IV Week)
22 Nov – 26 Nov No Lab – Thanksgiving Week
29 Nov – 3 Dec Project Presentations, Projects Due
6 Dec – 10 Dec Astronomical Redshift
13 Dec – 17 Dec No Lab – University Exams Week