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Syllabus (course introduction and schedule) for:
Section 02, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30pm
Section 04, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30pm
Section 05, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm
For Exam 1:
Our Cosmic Address
Reading overview for Exam 1
(textbook key terms and suggested review questions)
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.)
Terrestrial and Jovian:
the two types of major planet
in our solar system.
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.
Our meeting on Thursday, January 17th was cancelled.
In place of our in-class meeting, please do the following two things:
1) Read the notes on Terrestrial and Jovian planets (also linked above), and
2) View Dr. Seeds's video on some Chapter 2 concepts, "Observing the Sky".
The pre-questions for "Observing the Sky" will be posted here later.