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Lecture #

Date

Lecture Topic

Notes (pdf)

Reading Homework

1

8/22

Class Overview - The Solar System

Lecture 1 Syllabus!
Sections 1.1, 6.1-6.4, p. 146-147

2

8/24

Astronomy Basics, Discovery

Lecture 2 Sections 2.1-2.6, 3.1, 5.1-5.2, 5.5

3

8/29

The Sun

Lecture 3 Sections 6.6, 16.1-16.5 HW1 assigned

4

8/31

Earth Interactions: Seasons, Eclipses

Lecture 4 Section 1.5


9/5

Earth: Basics and Observations

(fire drill) Sections 7.1-7.2, 7.5 HW1 due

5

9/7

Earth: Basics and Observations

Lecture 5 Sections 7.1-7.2, 7.5

6

9/12

Special: Goodbye Cassini Mission

Lecture 6

7

9/14

Earth: Plate Tectonic Processes

Lecture 7 Section 7.4

 8

9/19

Earth: Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Lecture 8 Section 7.3 HW2 assigned
9

9/21

Earth: Tsunamis and Tides

Lecture 9 p. 51; Section 7.6

10

9/26

The Moon:  Exploration  & Craters

Lecture 10 Sections 8.2, 8.4, 8.7 (Moon only)

11

9/28

 The Moon:  Ages, Quakes, Volcanism & Midterm review

Lecture 11 and Review Sheet
Sections 8.3, 8.5 (Moon only)


10/3

Midterm 1



HW2 due

12

10/5

Mercury: Evolution, Surface Features

Lecture 12 Sections 8.1-8.4, 8.6-8.7, 8.9 (Mercury)

13

10/10

Venus:  Overview and Exploration

Lecture 13 Sections 9.1-9.3

14

10/12

Venus: Topography, Volcanism

Lecture 14 Section 9.4 HW3 assigned

15

10/17

Venus:  Craters, Climate, Heat Loss

Lecture 15 Sections 9.5-9.6

16

10/19

Mars:  Exploration & Spacecraft

Lecture 16
ShakeOut
Sections 10.2-10.3, 10.7-10.8, p. 253-256 HW3 due

17

10/24

Mars: Mts, Volcanism, Magnetism
Section 10.4

18

10/26

Mars:  Water and Atmosphere


Sections 10.5-10.6 HW4 assigned

 19

10/31

Spacejunk: Asteroids, Meteorites, Comets


 Sections 6.5, 14.1-14.2, 14.4

 20

11/2

Midterm 2  Review



HW4 due


11/7

Midterm 2




 21

11/9

Jupiter:  Exploration and Observations


Sections 11.1-11.4, 11.6

22

11/14

Saturn:  Exploration and Observations


Sections 12.1-12.4

23

11/16

Moons of Jupiter and Saturn


Sections 11.5, 12.5

24

11/21

Moons of Jupiter and Saturn




 

11/23

Thanksgiving Holiday - no class




25

11/28

Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Dwarfs


Sections 13.1-13.6, 14.3

HW5 assigned

26

11/30

Astrobiology:  Life in the Universe


Sections 28.1-28.4

27

12/5

Extra Solar Planets


Sections 15.1-15.5 HW5 due

28

12/7

Comprehensive Review


 Review everything!


 

12/12

Final Exam (Tuesday 12-2)