Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars


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Exam Instructions


First 3rd
(Jan 04/27)
  1. Introduction (Audio Lecture)
  2. Celestial Sphere (Audio Lecture)
  3. Matter & Energy (Audio Lecture)
  4. Light (Audio Lecture)
  5. Quantum Physics (Audio Lecture)
  6. Fundamental Forces (Audio Lecture)
  7. Telescopes & Observatories (Audio Lecture)
  8. Stellar Properties (Audio Lecture)
    Jan 28th: Exam #1
Second 3rd:
(Jan 29/Feb 17)
  1. Stellar Types (Audio Lecture)
  2. Binary Stars (Audio Lecture)
  3. HR Diagram (Audio Lecture)
  4. Stellar Structure (Audio Lecture)
  5. Star Formation (Audio Lecture)
  1. Stellar Evolution: MS (Audio Lecture)
  2. Star Clusters (Audio Lecture)
  3. Stellar Evolution: RGB (Audio Lecture)
    Feb 18th: Exam #2
Last 3rd:
(Feb 19/Mar 10)
  1. Stellar Evolution: WD (Audio Lecture)
  2. Stellar Death (Audio Lecture)
  3. Neutron Stars (Audio Lecture)
  4. Relativity (Audio Lecture)
  5. Black Holes (Audio Lecture)
  6. Interstellar Medium: Cold (Audio Lecture)
  7. Interstellar Medium: Warm (Audio Lecture)
  8. Interstellar Medium: Hot (Audio Lecture)
  9. Milky Way (Audio Lecture)
  10. Stellar Populations (Audio Lecture)
    Mar 11th: Exam #3


Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2Sun, Jan 10 Quizzes #14,15,16Sun, Feb 14
Quizzes #3,4,5Sun, Jan 17 Quizzes #17,18,19Sun, Feb 21
Quizzes #6,7,8Sun, Jan 24 Quizzes #20,21,22Sun, Feb 28
Quizzes #9,10Sun, Jan 31 Quizzes #23,24,25,26Sun, Mar 07
Quizzes #11,12,13Sun, Feb 07
All quizzes must be done by 11:59pm on the dates listed on the top of each quiz
Scores and answers will be available after each deadline by clicking the button below

The background graphic of these pages is from a chart in Johannes Kepler's 1606 celestial atlas entitled De Stella Nova.

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