astro1nav Mr. French
Navarro College Astronomy Instructor
http://www.nav.cc.tx.us
 
PHYS 1411
INTRO TO ASTRONOMY I
Fall 2001

Instructor: John French
Office: Cook Art Science & Technology Center
Phone: 903-875-7592
E-mail jfren@nav.cc.tx.us
Time: 2:00-4:50 or 6:30-9:20 Tuesdays & Thursdays
Room: The Cook AST Center Planetarium

This course, designed for non science majors, will explore the celestial sphere, constellations, the motions of celestial bodies and the planets in the solar system.  The course will use The Cook AST Center Planetarium.
Text: Voyages through the Universe, 2nd edition. Fraknoi, Morrison, & Wolff

Class outline:
Constellations
Chapter 0 Prologue and Brief Tour of the Universe
Chapter 1 Observing the Sky:The Birth of Astronomy. Celestial Sphere & Constellations
Chapter 2 Orbits & Gravity. Kepler's laws, Newton
Chapter 3 Earth Moon & Sky. Motions of Planets, Phases, Eclipses, Time, Tides

Constellation quiz - September 20th, 2001
Mid Term Exam - November 8th, 2001

Leonid Meteor Shower November 17th
Chapter 6 Intoduction to the Solar System/Planets
Chapter 7 Earth as a planets
Chapter 8 Cratered Worlds, The Moon and Mercury
Chapter 9 Earth like planets
Chapter 10 The Giant (Jupiter like) planets
Chapter 11 Rings, Moons & Pluto Chapter 13 Meteors & Formation of the Solar system

Final Exam
Turn in moon charts.

My Quia activities and quizzes
Astronomy 1 chapters 1,2,& 3
https://www.quia.com/quiz/128832.html
***new*** on 10-24-2k
astronomy terms from ch 1, 2, & 3
https://www.quia.com/jw/11828.html
***new*** on 10-25-2k
Constellation Hangman
https://www.quia.com/hm/17286.html
Constellation Hangman
https://www.quia.com/hm/17286.html
Constellations, stars, and other words
Astronomy Hangman
https://www.quia.com/hm/9573.html
Astro 2 terms are also in this list
Useful links
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