Greetings to students in ASTR 4880 and PHYS 5880 from the instructor, Nancy Morrison.

This page is intended to provide a backup copy of the materials displayed in lecture, announcements relevant to the class, and access to the wealth of astronomical information on the World Wide Web.

Latest update: 12/8/08 15:12


Course documents, PDF unless otherwise noted:


Since this course is writing intensive for one of you, here are some links to helpful Web sites on writing. I particularly recommend The Elements of Style, either on the following site or in book form. Recommended introductory book on statistics and error analysis: John R. Taylor, An Introduction to Error Analysis (Carlson library call number QC39 .T4 1997)

Links to Images Shown in Class - Fall 2008 - most recent first

Monday, December 8, 2008 --- Jim Kaler's guide to the constellations

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 --- Article on optical fibers (figure 7, p. 49, shown in class; 676 KB full article)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008