Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars

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AST121: The Solar System
AST123: Galaxies and Cosmology

Lectures:

Week 01:
(Sep 26/28)
  1. Introduction
  2. Celestial Sphere
Week 02:
(Oct 3/5)
  1. Matter & Energy
  2. Light
  3. Quantum Physics
Week 03:
(Oct 10/12)
  1. Fundamental Forces
  2. Telescopes & Observatories
  3. Stellar Properties
    Oct 17th: Exam #1
Week 04:
(Oct 17/19)
  1. Stellar Types
  2. Binary Stars
Week 05:
(Oct 24/26)
  1. HR Diagram
  2. Stellar Structure
  3. Star Formation
Week 06:
(Oct 31/Nov 01)
  1. Stellar Evolution: MS
  2. Star Clusters
  3. Stellar Evolution: RGB
    Nov 7th: Exam #2
Week 07:
(Nov 07/09)
  1. Stellar Evolution: WD
  2. Stellar Death
Week 08:
(Nov 14/16)
  1. Neutron Stars
  2. Relativity
  3. Black Holes
Week 09:
(Nov 21)
  1. Interstellar Medium: Cold
  2. Interstellar Medium: Warm
  3. Interstellar Medium: Hot
  4. Milky Way
  5. Stellar Populations
    Nov 28th: Exam #3

Quiz/Exams:

Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2Sun, Oct 01 Quizzes #14,15,16Sun, Nov 05
Quizzes #3,4,5Sun, Oct 08 Quizzes #17,18Sun, Nov 12
Quizzes #6,7,8Sun, Oct 15 Quizzes #19,20,21Sun, Nov 19
Quizzes #9,10Sun, Oct 22 Quizzes #22,23,24,25,26Sun, Nov 26
Quizzes #11,12,13Sun, Oct 29
All quizzes must be done by midnight 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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