Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars

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AST121: The Solar System
AST123: Galaxies and Cosmology

Lectures:

Week 01:
(Mar/Apr 31/02)
  1. Introduction
  2. Celestial Sphere
Week 02:
(Apr 07/09)
  1. Matter & Energy
  2. Light
  3. Quantum Physics
Week 03:
(Apr 14/16)
  1. Fundamental Forces
  2. Telescopes & Observatories
  3. Stellar Properties
    Apr 21: Exam #1
Week 04:
(Apr 23)
  1. Stellar Types
  2. Binary Stars
Week 05:
(Apr 28/30)
  1. HR Diagram
  2. Stellar Structure
  3. Star Formation
Week 06:
(May 05/06)
    No Classes This Week
Week 07:
(May 12/14)
  1. Stellar Evolution: MS
  2. Star Clusters
  3. Stellar Evolution: RGB
    May 19: Exam #2
Week 08:
(May 21)
  1. Stellar Evolution: WD
  2. Stellar Death
Week 09:
(May 26/28)
  1. Neutron Stars
  2. Relativity
  3. Black Holes
  4. Interstellar Medium: Cold
  5. Interstellar Medium: Warm
Week 10:
(Jun 02)
  1. Interstellar Medium: Hot
  2. Milky Way
  3. Stellar Populations
    Jun 04: Exam #3

Quiz/Exams:

Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2Apr 05 Quizzes #14,15,16May 17
Quizzes #3,4,5Apr 12 Quizzes #17,18May 24
Quizzes #6,7,8Apr 19 Quizzes #19,20,21,22,23May 31
Quizzes #9,10Apr 26 Quizzes #24,25,26Jun 03
Quizzes #11,12,13May 03
All quizzes must be done by midnight on the dates listed on the top of each quiz
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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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