INTRO TO ASTRONOMY I
Instructor: John French
Office: Cook Art Science & Technology Center
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
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
Turn in moon charts.