Physics 103: General Astronomy

Fall 2001

Julie Rathbun     Duke 108    ext. 2927
Tyler Nordgren    Duke 108    ext. 2935

Office Hours:
Dr. Rathbun	Tuesday 4-5 pm	Thursday 3-4 pm
Dr. Nordgren	Monday 4-5 pm	Wednesday 3-4 pm

Lecture notes

Homework assignments and solutions

Exam solutions

Lab exercise #5 in microsoft word. NOTE: THIS LAB CHANGED AT 9 PM 10/24. Typos were fixed.

Redlands SkyViews A page that tells you about neat things to see in the skys over Redlands.

Cool Links

"Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe" by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan (3rd edition; Prentice Hall, 2001)

Syllabus for Monday night lecture in microsoft word format.
Syllabus for Tuesday night lecture in microsoft word format.

1. To understand (and appreciate) what you see in the sky. What is out there?
2. To understand scientific news stories. Are they accurately reported? What do they mean?
3. To understand popular entertainment. Is it realistic? Is it possible?