Astronomy 4

Spring, 2017

DeAnza College

Mr. Harrington's Sections



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Please note schedule changes due to my absence on April 24th:
Practice test re-scheduled to Monday, May 1.
Exam 1 re-scheduled to Monday, May 8.


Syllabus: course introduction and schedule for:

Section 02, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30pm

Section 03, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm


For Exam 1:

Notes on
Our Cosmic Address
(Please read before our meeting of April 17th.)

The Planets' Sizes and Distances from the Sun
Please take a look at this table of basic planetary characteristics.
Can you see anything interesting in either column? Anything that looks
like a pattern or otherwise not quite random?
(This is NOT a homework assignment -- just something for you to think about
before our next meeting.)

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
The Study of the Universe
NOTE: It will not be the usual practice to post video pre-questions.
This is an exception, since you are just getting used to the process.

Click here to view The Study of the Universe again.

Reading overview for Exam 1
(textbook key terms and suggested review questions)

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
Observing the Sky
NOTE: It will not be the usual practice to post video pre-questions.
This is an exception, since you are just getting used to the process.

Want to re-view Observing the Sky?
It's available here.

Short notes on
Terrestrial and Jovian Planet Types