Jan 15: No Class - Martin Luther King Holiday

Time: Monday, Jan 15, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 7 months ago )

Jan 17: Welcome and Overview

  • Reading: Skim through your textbook Cosmic Perspective, especially looking through the Preface and "How to Succeed in Your Astronomy Course" at the beginning of the book.
  • Class Notes: http://lunar.colorado.../Jan17.pdf

Time: Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 7 months ago )

Jan 19: Why Do We Explore?

Time: Friday, Jan 19, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 7 months ago )

Jan 22: Motion on Earth and In Space

Time: Monday, Jan 22, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 7 months ago )

Jan 24: Newton's Laws of Motion

Time: Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 7 months ago )

Jan 26: Conservation Laws

Time: Friday, Jan 26, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 7 months ago )

Jan 29: Energy and Gravity

Time: Monday, Jan 29, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 7 months ago )

Jan 31: Gravity and Spacecraft Trajectories

Time: Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 2: Explorer 1 and Earth's Radiation Belts

Time: Friday, Feb 2, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 5: Projects Mercury and Gemini

Time: Monday, Feb 5, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 7: Fiske Planetarium - Back to the Moon

Time: Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 9: The Apollo Program

Time: Friday, Feb 9, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 12: The Space Shuttle and the International Space Station

Time: Monday, Feb 12, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 14: Commercial Space Transportation

Time: Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 16: Space Telescopes: Optics

Time: Friday, Feb 16, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 19: Space Telescopes: Imagers and Spectrographs

Time: Monday, Feb 19, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 20: Exam Review Session

Time: Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018, at 4:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )
Location: Duane G-131

Feb 21: Fiske Planetarium: Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescopes

  • Reading: Section 6.3 in Cosmic Perspective.

Time: Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 23: Exam 1

  • Covers all the reading since Jan.15th through Feb.14th.
  • Includes all homework assignments.
  • Includes Space in the News articles/discussions.
  • Includes all material discussed in class including in-class group exercises & clicker questions.
  • You may bring one page (front + back) of notes.
  • Bring a calculator not on your phone.
  • Study with another member in the class!
  • Exam #1 Solutions: http://lunar.colorado..._solns.pdf

Time: Friday, Feb 23, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 26: Space Telescopes: Hubble and JWST

Time: Monday, Feb 26, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Feb 28: Space Telescopes at Other Wavelengths

Time: Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Mar 2: Design of a NASA Space Science Mission: DARE

Time: Friday, Mar 2, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 6 months ago )

Mar 5: Properties of the Sun

Time: Monday, Mar 5, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 7: Space Weather

Time: Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 9: Space Radiation

Time: Friday, Mar 9, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 12: Fiske Planetarium: New Explorations of the Moon

Time: Monday, Mar 12, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 14: The Moon: History and Evolution

Time: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 16: Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars

Time: Friday, Mar 16, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 19: Fiske Planetarium: Exploring Mars

Time: Monday, Mar 19, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 20: Exam Review Session

Time: Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018, at 4:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )
Location: Duane G-131

Mar 21: Exam 2

  • Covers all the reading since Feb. 16th (Space Telescopes) through Mar. 19th (Mars).
  • Includes all homework assignments.
  • Includes Space in the News articles/discussions.
  • Includes all material discussed in class including in-class group exercises & clicker questions.
  • You may bring one page (front + back) of notes.
  • Bring a calculator not on your phone.
  • Study with another member in the class!
  • Exam 2 Solutions: http://lunar.colorado....solns.pdf

Time: Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 23: Fiske Planetarium: The Earth as a Planet

Time: Friday, Mar 23, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 26: No Class - Spring Break

Time: Monday, Mar 26, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 28: No Class - Spring Break

Time: Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Mar 30: No Class - Spring Break

Time: Friday, Mar 30, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 5 months ago )

Apr 2: Exploring the Solar System

Time: Monday, Apr 2, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 4: Mercury

Time: Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 6: Venus

Time: Friday, Apr 6, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 9: Venus and Climate Change

Time: Monday, Apr 9, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 11: Gas Giants - Jupiter and Its Waterworld Moons

Time: Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 13: Gas Giants - Saturn and Its moons

Time: Friday, Apr 13, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 16: Ice Giants - Uranus, Neptune, and their moons

Time: Monday, Apr 16, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 18: Asteroids

Time: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 20: Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Time: Friday, Apr 20, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 23: Exoplanets

Time: Monday, Apr 23, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 25: Search for Life

Time: Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 26: Exam Review Session

Time: Thursday, Apr 26, 2018, at 4:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )
Location: Duane G-131

Apr 27: Exam 3

  • Covers all the reading March 23rd (Earth) through April 23rd (Exoplanets).
  • Includes homework assignments 7, 8, 9.
  • Includes Space in the News articles/ discussions.
  • Includes all material discussed in class including in-class group exercises & clicker questions.
  • You may bring one page (front + back) of notes.
  • You may bring a calculator not on your phone.
  • Study with another member in the class!
  • Exam #3 Solutions: http://lunar.colorado..._solns.pdf

Time: Friday, Apr 27, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

Apr 30: Fiske Planetarium: Einstein and Interstellar Travel

Time: Monday, Apr 30, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 4 months ago )

May 2: Perspective on Space Astronomy and Exploration

Time: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 3 months ago )

May 4: No Class - Reading Day

Time: Friday, May 4, 2018, at 3:00pm for 60 minutes ( 3 months ago )

May 8: Final Exam Review Session

Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 4:30pm for 90 minutes ( 3 months ago )
Location: Duane G2B60

May 9: Final Exam

Time: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 7:30pm for 150 minutes ( 3 months ago )
Location: Duane G-125