Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars

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AST121: The Solar System
AST123: Galaxies and Cosmology

Lectures:

Week 01:
(Oct 01/03)
  1. Introduction
  2. Celestial Sphere
Week 02:
(Oct 08/10)
  1. Matter & Energy
  2. Light
  3. Quantum Physics
Week 03:
(Oct 15/17)
  1. Fundamental Forces
  2. Telescopes & Observatories
  3. Stellar Properties
    Oct 22: Exam #1
Week 04:
(Oct 24)
  1. Stellar Types
  2. Binary Stars
Week 05:
(Oct 29/31)
  1. HR Diagram
  2. Stellar Structure
  3. Star Formation
Week 06:
(Nov 05/07)
  1. Stellar Evolution: MS
  2. Star Clusters
  3. Stellar Evolution: RGB
    Nov 12: Exam #2
Week 07:
(Nov 14)
  1. Stellar Evolution: WD
  2. Stellar Death
Week 08:
(Nov 19/21)
  1. Neutron Stars
  2. Relativity
  3. Black Holes
Week 09:
(Nov 26)
  1. Interstellar Medium: Cold
  2. Interstellar Medium: Warm
  3. Interstellar Medium: Hot
Week 10:
(Dec 03)
  1. Milky Way
  2. Stellar Populations
    Dec 05: Exam #3

Quiz Schedule:

Quiz #01/Lecture 01 - Oct 06
Quiz #02/Lecture 02 - Oct 06
Quiz #03/Lecture 03 - Oct 13
Quiz #04/Lecture 04 - Oct 13
Quiz #05/Lecture 05 - Oct 13
Quiz #06/Lecture 06 - Oct 20
Quiz #07/Lecture 07 - Oct 20
Quiz #08/Lecture 08 - Oct 20
Quiz #09/Lecture 09 - Oct 27
Quiz #10/Lecture 10 - Oct 27
Quiz #11/Lecture 11 - Nov 03
Quiz #12/Lecture 12 - Nov 03
Quiz #13/Lecture 13 - Nov 03

All quizzes must be done by midnight of due date
Quiz #14/Lecture 14 - Nov 10
Quiz #15/Lecture 15 - Nov 10
Quiz #16/Lecture 16 - Nov 10
Quiz #17/Lecture 17 - Nov 17
Quiz #18/Lecture 18 - Nov 17
Quiz #19/Lecture 19 - Nov 24
Quiz #20/Lecture 20 - Nov 24
Quiz #21/Lecture 21 - Nov 24
Quiz #22/Lecture 22 - Dec 01
Quiz #23/Lecture 23 - Dec 01
Quiz #24/Lecture 24 - Dec 01
Quiz #25/Lecture 25 - Dec 04
Quiz #26/Lecture 26 - Dec 04

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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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