Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars

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AST121: The Solar System
AST123: Galaxies and Cosmology

Lectures:

Week 01:
(Apr 02/04/06)
  1. Introduction
  2. Celestial Sphere
Week 02:
(Apr 09/11/13)
  1. Matter & Energy
  2. Light
  3. Quantum Physics
Week 03:
(Apr 16/18/20)
  1. Fundamental Forces
  2. Telescopes & Observatories
  3. Stellar Properties
    Apr 23rd: Exam #1
Week 04:
(Apr 25/27)
  1. Stellar Types
  2. Binary Stars
Week 05:
(Apr 30/02/04)
  1. HR Diagram
  2. Stellar Structure
  3. Star Formation
Week 06:
(May 07/09/11)
  1. Stellar Evolution: MS
  2. Star Clusters
  3. Stellar Evolution: RGB
    May 14th: Exam #2
Week 07:
(May 16/18)
  1. Stellar Evolution: WD
  2. Stellar Death
Week 08:
(May 21/23/25)
  1. Neutron Stars
  2. Relativity
  3. Black Holes
Week 09:
(May 30/01/04)
  1. Interstellar Medium: Cold
  2. Interstellar Medium: Warm
  3. Interstellar Medium: Hot
  4. Milky Way
  5. Stellar Populations
    Jun 6th: Exam #3

Quiz/Exams:

Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2Sun, Apr 08 Quizzes #14,15,16Sun, May 13
Quizzes #3,4,5Sun, Apr 15 Quizzes #17Sun, May 20
Quizzes #6,7,8Sun, Apr 22 Quizzes #18,19,20,21Sun, May 27
Quizzes #9,10Sun, Apr 29 Quizzes #22,23,24,25,26Tues, Jun 5
Quizzes #11,12,13Sun, May 6
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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