ASTR 322 The Contents of Our Galaxy

 

Winter Quarter 2014

Instructor: Paula Szkody C311 PAB 543-1988 Office Hours: T, Th 2:45-3:30

(or stop by other times if this does not work for you)

Required Text: Foundations of Astrophysics by Ryden & Peterson

Web Address: http://www.astro.washington.edu/courses/astro322/

 

Course OUTLINE

 

 Week

 Dates

 Reading

Topic
 1  Jan 7, 9  Chapter 1. SIMBAD, ADS Obs. Perspectives:Catalogs, Coords
 2  Jan 14, 16  Chapter 5.1,5.7; Chapter 6  Light, Telescopes, Instruments
 3  Jan 21, 23  Chapters 13, 14  Dist,Vel, Brightness, Temp, Comp
 4  Jan 28, 30  Chapter 13  Mass, Radius of Stars
 5  Feb 4, 6  Chapter 15  Theor. Perspectives: Stellar models,H-R diag
 6  Feb 11, 13  Chapters 17, 18  Stellar evolution
 7  Feb 18, 20  Chapter 7  Evolution continued, Sun as a Typical Star
 8  Feb 25, 27  Chapters 17.3;18.4  Unusual and Peculiar Stars
 9  Mar 4, 6 Chapters 16.1,16.2; 19  The Milky Way: Populations, Mass
10  Mar 11, 13 Review Rotation, Past History

 

Grading: 2 Exams (Feb 11, Mar 13) = 70%

5 Homeworks = 30% (Due Jan 16, 30, Feb 18, 27, Mar 11)

email: szkody@astro.washington.edu

week1.pdf

h1answers.pdf

light.pdf

telescopes.pdf

properties.pdf

2013test1.pdf

h2answers.pdf

constants.pdf

binarysolution.pdf

properties2.pdf

evolution1.pdf

CatalystWebQ.pdf

h3answers.pdf

evolution2.pdf

var.pdf

sun.pdf

2013test2.txt

H5answers.pdf

MilkyWay.pdf

Test2rev.pdf


Web Sites of Interest

ELT video

Today at NASA

SIMBAD site

Constellation site

USNO Astronomical Applications site

Solar Images from the SDO mission

HST Home Page

NOAO Home Page

HEASARC

American Astronomical Society Home Page

Elements

Hipparcos

Binary Simulations radial velocity

Binary Simulations eclipses

Pulsation Mode Site

Pulsar sounds

Planetary Nebula Spectra

All-sky MW Panorama