Astronomy 4

Winter, 2018

DeAnza College

Mr. Harrington's Sections


 
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Syllabus (course introduction and schedule) for:

Section 02, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30pm

Section 03, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm

Section 04, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30pm


For Exam 1:

Notes on
Our Cosmic Address

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

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.

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

Short notes on
Regularities in the Solar System
and
Terrestrial and Jovian Planet Types

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
Harmony of the Worlds
segment about Johannes Kepler.
NOTE: After Exam 1, it will not be the usual practice to post video pre-questions.

Practice Test
(including a link to answers)

Exam 1 from Fall 2017
(Note: answers are not provided for
prior quarter's exams.)

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
The Birth of Astronomy
and a link to The Birth of Astronomy
NOTE: After Exam 1, it will no longer be standard practice to
post video pre-questions on this website.


For Exam 2:

Reading Overview for Exam 2

Exam 2 from Fall 2017
(Note: answers are not provided for
prior quarter's exams.)

Two Dr. Seeds video segments
for you to view at home to make up
for lost in-class time due to holidays and illness:
Dr. Seeds's video on Chapter 4:
Celestial Cycles and its pre-questions.
Dr. Seeds's video on Chapter 7:
Solar Systems and its pre-questions.

Please read this article about the
Kepler Space Telescope mission

(Optional: you might enjoy looking around the official
Kepler mission website.)

A very good discussion of the Kepler mission
results is on pages 749 - 751 of your textbook.
Please read it (even though it is not in one of
the chapters in the reading overview for Exam 2.)

Alien Planets Revealed about the Kepler
exoplanets mission can be viewed again on
the PBS website.

(Pre-questions given in class.)
NOTE: You will have to pay to view the video itself at this site.
However, the site also includes a transcript of the program that
you can read without charge.

TUESDAY/THURSDAY SECTION ONLY
(Monday/Wednesday sections did not get to
see this because of their vacation days.)
Link to video
Secrets of the Sun
.
(You must pay to see the video itself,
but please note that under the frame for the video there
is a drop-down toggle for its transcript, in which
you can read all of the program's narration for free.)