NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74
Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
Acknowledgment: R. Chandar (University of Toledo) and J. Miller (University of Michigan)
Greetings to students in ASTR1010-004 (MW 7:20-8:35 PM) from the instructor, Nancy Morrison.
This page is intended to provide a backup copy of the materials displayed in lecture and of the syllabus, announcements relevant to the class, and access to the wealth of astronomical information on the World Wide Web. It is not intended as a substitute for regular class attendance.
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The terrestrial planets
Earth, processes shaping surface: erosion ... deposition ... volcanoes ... lava flows ... impact cratering
Moon: view at full phase ... Alpine Valley & Mare Imbrium
Monday, February 25, 2008 - Post-class version (336 KB)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Review session, followed by Quiz 3. No notes.
Subject matter covered:
- Kepler's Laws (chapter 3)
- Motion concepts, Newton's Laws (chapter 4)
- Energy (chapter 4)
- Solar system overview (chapter 6)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - Post-class version (156 KB)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - summary and review, then quiz. No new material, no new notes posted here. Quiz covers:
- Moon's phases, eclipses
- Apparent motions of the planets
- Light and atoms (not Kepler's laws)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Post-class version (652 KB)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - announcements and review of material covered so far, then Quiz 1. Bring review questions!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Class attended special public lecture, "The Stars and Ritter Observatory," in Ritter Planetarium. Visuals here as a QuickTime movie. QuickTime is free software which you will need to play the movie; if you do not have it, please download it here. To play the slide show, wait for the download to finish and then click the image.
Monday, January 14, 2008 - Class will be held in Ritter Planetarium. No notes to download.