ASTR 322 The Contents of Our Galaxy

 

Winter Quarter 2015

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

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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 6, 8  Chapter 1. SIMBAD, ADS Obs. Perspectives:Catalogs, Coords
 2  Jan 13, 15  Chapter 5.1,5.7; Chapter 6  Light, Telescopes, Instruments
 3  Jan 20, 22  Chapters 13, 14  Dist,Vel, Brightness, Temp, Comp
 4  Jan 27, 29  Chapter 13  Mass, Radius of Stars
 5  Feb 3, 5  Chapter 15  Theor. Perspectives: Stellar models,H-R diag
 6  Feb 10, 12  Chapters 17, 18  Stellar evolution
 7  Feb 17, 19  Chapter 7  Evolution continued, Sun as a Typical Star
 8  Feb 24, 26  Chapters 17.3;18.4  Unusual and Peculiar Stars
 9  Mar 3, 5 Chapters 16.1,16.2; 19  The Milky Way: Populations, Mass
10  Mar 10, 12 Review Rotation, Past History

 

Grading: 2 Exams (Feb 5, Mar 12) = 70%

5 Homeworks = 30% (Due Jan 15, 29, Feb 17, 26, Mar 10)

email: szkody@astro.washington.edu


Web Sites of Interest

Today at NASA

SIMBAD site

Constellation site

USNO Astronomical Applications site

Solar Images from the SDO mission

HST Home Page

NOAO Home Page

ELT

HEASARC

American Astronomical Society Home Page

Elements

Hipparcos

Gaia

Binary Simulations radial velocity

Binary Simulations eclipses

Pulsation Mode Site

Pulsar sounds

Planetary Nebula Spectra

All-sky MW Panorama