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[Mastering Astronomy][Lectures and Links]
***Last revised: 1/10/2009 at 11:00 a.m.***
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  Listed below are the required reading, research, tutorial, and quizzes for spring 2008. All the following items can be accessed through Blackboard, including the Mastering Astronomy Website. Note that you are expected to have completed mastering astronomy assignments prior to attemping the corresponding quiz. You are strongly advised to begin the quizzes well before the due date.Do not wait until the last minute before taking a quiz--start early and work consistently! For more detailed information, particularly regarding assignments and quizzes, please see the course information page. Remember, everything can be turned in late for reduced credit prior to May 22!!
Last day to drop with no grade of record (NGR) 2/10 (via Class Web)
Last day to drop with a grade of W (via class web) 4/11
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
(date available-due date)

on-line lectures/web reading Research Assignments
(due date)
1 (1/22) chapter
1

Intro to Mastering Astronomy (MA)
(2/4)

MA Assignment #1 (2/4)

quiz 1
(1/23-2/5)

quiz 1 late
(2/6-5/22)

see lectures and links! #1 Astro Survey see Blackboard
Research Assignments
(due 2/19)
2 (1/28)
3 (2/4)

chapters 2, 3

 

MA Assignment # 2 (2/11)

quiz 2
(2/6-2/12)

quiz 2 late
(2/13-5/22)

4 (2/11) chapters 3SI,4 MA Assignment #3 (2/18)

quiz 3
(2/13-2/19)

quiz 3 lae
(2/20-5/22)

5 (2/18)

chapter 4,7

MA Assignment #4 (2/25)

quiz 4
(2/20-2/26)

quiz 4 late
(2/27-5/22)

see lectures and links!

6 (2/25) chapter 7,8 Assignment #5 (3/3)

quiz 5
(2/27-3/4)

quiz 5 late
(3/5-5/22)

Research Assignment #2
see Blackboard
Research Assignments
(4/1)
7 (3/3) chapters
8, 9
Assignment #6 (3/17)

quiz 6
(3/3-3/18)

quiz 6 late
(3/19-5/22)

8 (3/10)
9 (3/17)

chapter 10

 

Assignment #7 (3/31)

quiz 7
(3/19-4/1)

quiz 7 late
(4/19-5/22)

(3/24)

Spring break!

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10 (3/31)

chapter 11

Assignment #8 (4/14)

quiz 8
(4/2-4/15)

quiz 8 late
(4/16-5/22)

Research Assignment #3
see Blackboard Research Assignments
(5/13)

11(4/7) see lectures and links!
12(4/14)

chapters 12,13

Assignment #9 (4/28)

quiz 9
(4/16-4/29)

quiz 9 late
(4/30-5/22)

13(4/21)
14 (4/28)

chapters 13,24

 

Assignment #10
(5/12)

quiz 10
(4/30-5/13)

quiz 10 late (5/14-5/22)

15 (5/5)
16(5/12) review all late assignments due 5/22 final exam (5/22-5/26)   all late assignments due 5/22
17 (5/19)

Quizzes listed below refer to the 10 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. The Mastering Astronomy Assignments are due the Monday before the corresponding Blackboard quiz. Note that Blackboard quizzes are available on Wed by 5 pm and are due by 11:59 pm Tuesday on the date listed. Quizzes are not timed--think of them as indpendent homework that can be worked on for the entire time they are available.

The textbook is The Cosmic Perspective, The Solar System, 4th edition, by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider and Voit*. if you purchased the larger parent text: "The Cosmic perspective, 4th edition, the chapters are the same. Chapters not covered in astronomy 10 are covered in astronomy 20.