ASTRONOMY 310

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ASTRONOMY 310
INSTRUCTOR:
HARVEY RICHER
HEBB THEATRE
MWF 12:00 – 12:50
A310 COURSE INFORMATION
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Web Site www.astro.ubc.ca/people/richer/A310
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Required Materials
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ALL COURSE INFO AT THAT SITE
ALSO USE WebCT FOR GRADES AND SELF-HELP
QUIZZES
Text: Voyages to the Planets: third edition by
Fraknoi, Morrison & Wolff
Grades
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Final exam: 40% (regular exam period)
Midterm: 20% (Dates Feb 4, March 14)
I expect that all exams will be multiple choice
Sky Quiz – held at Planetarium 20%
2 assignments 5% each total 10%
Attendance at tutorials: up to 10%, 2% for each one
A310 COURSE INFORMATION
TAs
Chris Cameron [email protected]
Melanie Gendre [email protected]
Laura Kasian [email protected]
Lectures and Tutorials
Lectures: MWF 12:00 Hebb Theatre
Tutorials: as registered. Alternate weeks beginning Jan 10
Hennings 312
For Help
H. Richer Henn 306 Tuesday, Thursday 10-11
TAs Henn 312 back room at times listed on Website
FLASHCARD
IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM HOW MANY
KNOWN PLANETS ARE THERE?
A) 7
B) 8
C) 9
D) 10
COSMIC BACKGROUND
RADIATION
Galaxy Cluster
DISTRIBUTION of GALAXIES
HUBBLE DEEP FIELD
NEARBY GALAXIES
Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
Small Magellanic Cloud
Large Magellanic Cloud
M83
INFRARED MILKY WAY
GALAXY
MILKY WAY GALAXY
FLASHCARD
HOW MANY STARS ARE THERE IN OUR
SOLAR SYSTEM?
A) An uncounted number
B) About 100 Billion
C) 9 that we know of
D) 1
MILKY WAY GALAXY
Looking Down on the Solar
System
The Solar System in
Perspective
OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Scale of the Universe
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