Astronomy 4

Summer, 2018

DeAnza College




SUMMER 2018 STUDENTS:
Welcome to Solar System Astronomy!
Our course syllabus can be seen by clicking here.

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For Exam 1:

Notes on
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.)

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.

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

Short notes on
Regularities in the Solar System

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
Harmony of the Worlds
segment about Johannes Kepler.
There is no online source for this program that is legal for me to link here.
NOTE: After Exam 1, it will not be the usual practice to post video pre-questions.

Practice Test
(including a link to answers)

Notes on
Four Kinds of Motion that Cause
Changes in the Sky

(Please read this before the meeting of Monday, July 16th.)

Exam 1 from the Spring Quarter
(Answers are not provided for prior quarters' exams.
Also note that question N asks about what can be seen in the Spring evening sky.
Any question you get like that would be about the Summer sky things we talked
about in the planetarium demonstration on July 12.)