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***Last revised: 8/19/2008 a 6:00 p.m.***

  Listed below are the required reading, research, Mastering Astronomy Assignments, and quizzes for Summer 2008. All the following items can be accessed through Blackboard. For more detailed information, please see the course information page. Note that quizzes one and two are due by 11:59 pm on June 30. Quizzes 3 - 5 are due no later than July 21 by 11:59 pm. There is no reason to wait until the last minute. Remember, everything can be turned in late (by 7/21) for reduced credit!! Note that the Course ID for Mastering Astronomy is: MAHARPELL38967. Please see the "guide to Mastering Astronomy" to make sure you get credit for your work.
Last day to drop with no grade of record NGR (via class web)-- 9/7
Last day to drop with a grade of W (via class web) 11/9
Week (date) Reading in Textbook

Mastering Astronomy
go to the mastering astronomy website and do these assignments prior to completing the quiz in blackboard.
(due date)

Blackboard Quizzes
(start date--due date) all quizzes due by 11:59 pm

on-line lectures/web reading Blackboard Discussion Board Research Assignments
(due date)
1 (8/20)

chapter
1

 

Intro to Mastering Astronomy
(due 8/31)
extra credit!

Quiz 0-basic skills grade for particpation only (8/20 - /8/31)

 

 

Question of the Week 1

 

Astro Survey
see Blackboard
Research Assignments
(due 9/7)
2(8/25) chapter 2 assignment #1
(due 9/6)

quiz 1
(8/26-9/8)

quiz 1 late
( 9/9-11/8)

see lectures and links for Quiz 1

Question of the Week 2

Quiz 1 discussion

3(9/1)

chapter 3

4 (9/8)

chapters 4,7,8

Assigment #2
(due 9/26)

quiz 2
(9/9-9/29)

 

quiz 2 late
(9/30-11/8)

 

see lectures and links for quiz 2

  • latest Question of the Week (3 & 4)
  • Quiz 2 discussion
Research Assignment Proposal See blackboard research assignments and blackboard discussion area (due 9/21)
5 (9/15)
6(9/22)
7 (9/29) chapters
9,10

 

 

Assignment #3
(due 10/17)

quiz 3
(9/30-10/20)

quiz 3 late
(10/21-12/14)

see lectures and links for quiz 3
  • latest Question of the Week (4 & 5)
  • Quiz 3 discussion
Research Assignment #2
see Blackboard
Research Assignments
(Due 11/25)

8(10/6)
9(10/13)
10 (10/20)

chapters 11,12

Assignment #4
(due 11/12)

quiz 4
(10/21-11/15)

quiz 4 late
(11/16-12/14)

see lectures and links for quiz 4

 

  • latest Question of the Week (6 &7)
  • Quiz 4 discussion
11 (10/27)
12 (11/3)
13 (11/10)

chapters 13,24

 

Assignment #5
(due 12/5)

quiz 5
(11/16-12/8)

quiz 5 late
(12/9-12/14)

see lectures and links for quiz 5
  • latest Question of the Week (8)
  • Quiz 5 discussion
14 (11/17)
15(11/24)
16 (12/01 late assignments due 12/14
17(12/8) review all late assignments due 12/14 final exam (12/14-12/18)   late discussion board postings (weeks 13 - 17 only) due 12/14
18(12/15)

Quizzes listed below refer to the 5 quizzes found in the blackboard Quizzes and exams area. There are also quizzes found in the Mastering Astronomy web site, which are included in the Mastering Astronomy assignments. It is highly advisable to complete the mastering astronomy assignment before finishing the quiz, as quiz questions will definitely refer to sections and questions within mastering astronomy. Note that all due dates listed above refer to 11:59 pm on day listed. Quizzes and assginemtns will generally be avaialble by 12 noon on the first date listed.

The textbook is The Cosmic Perspective, The Solar System, 5th edition, by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider and Voit.