Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars

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AST121: The Solar System
AST123: Galaxies and Cosmology

Lectures:

Week 01:
(Jan 05/07)
  1. Introduction
  2. Celestial Sphere
Week 02:
(Jan 12/14)
  1. Matter & Energy
  2. Light
  3. Quantum Physics
Week 03:
(Jan 19/21)
  1. Fundamental Forces
  2. Telescopes & Observatories
  3. Stellar Properties
    Jan 26th: Exam #1
Week 04:
(Jan 28)
  1. Stellar Types
Week 05:
(Feb 02/04)
  1. Binary Stars
  2. HR Diagram
  3. Stellar Structure
Week 06:
(Feb 09/11)
  1. Star Formation
  2. Stellar Evolution: MS
  3. Star Clusters
    Feb 16th: Exam #2
Week 07:
(Feb 18)
  1. Stellar Evolution: RGB
  2. Stellar Evolution: WD
Week 08:
(Feb 23/25)
  1. Stellar Death
  2. Neutron Stars
  3. Relativity
Week 09:
(Mar 01/03)
  1. Black Holes
  2. Interstellar Medium: Cold
  3. Interstellar Medium: Warm
  4. Interstellar Medium: Hot
  5. Milky Way
  6. Stellar Populations
    Mar 8th: Exam #3

Quiz/Exams:

Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2Jan 10 Quizzes #13,14,15Feb 14
Quizzes #3,4,5Jan 17 Quizzes #16,17Feb 21
Quizzes #6,7,8Jan 24 Quizzes #18,19,20Feb 28
Quizzes #9Jan 31 Quizzes #21,22,23,24,25,26Mar 06
Quizzes #10,11,12Feb 07
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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