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***Last revised: 1/05/2009 a 2:00 p.m.**

  Listed below are the required reading, research, Mastering Astronomy Assignments, and quizzes for Spring 2010. All the following items can be accessed through Blackboard. Note that the Course ID for Mastering Astronomy is: MAHARPELL82258. The textbook is The Cosmic Perspective, The Solar System, 5th edition, by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider and Voit.
Last day to drop with no grade of record NGR (via class web)-- 2/5
Last day to drop with a grade of W (via class web) 4/16
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 (1/19)

chapter
1

 

Intro to Mastering Astronomy
(due 2/03)
extra credit!

Quiz 0-basic skills grade for participation only (1/20 - 2/03)

 

 

Question of the Week 1

 

Astro Survey
see Blackboard
Research Assignments
(due 2/24)
(Late Survey due 4/15)

2(1/25) chapter 2 assignment #1
(due 2/8)
(late MA assignments loose 5% per week)

quiz 1
(1/30-2/10)

quiz 1 late
(2/11-4/15)

late quiz looses 10%

see lectures and links for Quiz 1

 

Quiz 1 discussion

3(2/1) chapters 2,3
4(2/8)

chapter 3

5 (2/15)

chapters 4,7,8

Assignment #2
(due 3/1)
(late MA assignments loose 5% per week)

quiz 2
(2/15-3/3)

 

quiz 2 late
(3/4-4/15
)
10% late penalty

 

see lectures and links for quiz 2

  • Questions of the Week 2
  • Quiz 2 discussion
Research Project Proposal
See blackboard discussion area (due 4/14)
(this is not the research Project--just the proposal - 3 paragraph minimum.
no late proposals accepted.
6(2/22)
7 (3/1)
8(3/8) chapters
9,10

 

 

Assignment #3
(due 3/29)
(late MA assignments loose 5% per week)

quiz 3
(3/8-3/31)

quiz 3 late
(4/1-5/23)
10% late penalty

see lectures and links for quiz 3
  • latest Question of the Week 3
  • Quiz 3 discussion
Research Assignment #2
see Blackboard
Research Assignments
(Due 5/12)

9(3/15)
10 (3/22)
11 (3/29)
(4/5)
|spring break-no class activities

chapters 11,12

Assignment #4
(due 4/26) (late MA assignments loose 5% per week)

quiz 4
(4/5-4/28)

quiz 4 late
(4/29-5/23)
10% late penalty

see lectures and links for quiz 4

 

  • Question of the Week 4
  • Quiz 4 discussion
12 (4/12)
13 (4/19)
14(4/26)
15 (5/3)

chapters 13,24

 

Assignment #5
(due 5/17)
(late MA assignments loose 5% per week)

quiz 5
(5/3-5/19)

quiz 5 late
(5/20-5/23)
10% late penalty

see lectures and links for quiz 5
  • latest Question of the Week 5
  • Quiz 5 discussion
16(5/10)
17(5/17)
late Projects due 5/23
10% late penalty
18(5/24) review all late assignments due 5/23 final exam (5/21-5/26)   no late discussion postings accepted!