Physics 103: General Astronomy

Spring 2002

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Note: Final in Hall of Letters Rm 100

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

Class Hours:
Lecture:    Tuesday and Thursday  1:00 - 2:20 pm Duke 102
Laboratory: Monday  OR  Wednesday 1:00 - 3:50 pm Hornby 2

Syllabus for Monday and Wednesday lab sections (in pdf format).
Class Rules. You are responsible for these whether you read them or not!

Office Hours:
Monday    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday   3:00 pm -  3:50 pm
(and by prior appointment with instructor)
"Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe" by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan (3rd edition; Prentice Hall, 2001)

Final Exam: HALL OF LETTERS Rm 100 - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 9:00 am.

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?

Redlands SkyViews A page that tells you what events are going on in the sky tonight over Redlands. See the International Space Station or catch the moon pass in front of another planet.

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