Our Golden Age of Planetary Exploration
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LECTURES
 
WEEK 1
 
Aug 20
  Introduction, Sun Project, Greek Astronomy (PDF file)
 
Aug 22
  Continue Greek Astronomy (PDF file)
 
WEEK 2
 
Aug 27
  Notation, Units, Copernicus to Kepler (PDF file)
 
Aug 29
  Galileo to Newton (PDF file)
 
WEEK 3
 
Sept 3
  No Class - Labor Day
 
Sept 5
  Orbits, Obliquity, Seasons (PDF file)
 
WEEK 4
 
Sept 10
  Planetarium Demonstration
 
Sept 12
  Continue Seasons Lecture (cont PDF from Sept 5)
 
WEEK 5
 
Sept 17
  Phases and Eclipses (PDF file)
 
Sept 19
  Matter and Light (PDF file)
 
WEEK 6
 
Sept 24
  Energy & Radiometric Dating (PDF file)
 
Sept 27
  Planet Formation (PDF file)
 
WEEK 7
 
Oct 1
  Exam #1 in Kuiper 308
 
Oct 3
  Exam Debriefing (no new lecture material)
 
WEEK 8
 
Oct 8
  The Sun (PDF file)
 
Oct 10
  Mercury (PDF file)
 
WEEK 9
 
Oct 15
  Venus (PDF file)
 
Oct 17
  Earth Motion (PDF file)
 
WEEK 10
 
Oct 22
  Earth Atmosphere & History (PDF file)
 
Oct 24
  The Moon (PDF file)
 
WEEK 11
 
Oct 29
  Mars (PDF file)
 
Oct 31
  No Lecture - Exam #2
 
WEEK 12
 
Nov 5
  Mars Cont. (PDF file)
 
Nov 7
  Asteroids (PDF file)
 
WEEK 13
 
Nov 12
  Veterans Day - No Class
 
Nov 14
  Comets (PDF file)
 
WEEK 14
 
Nov 19
  Comets Cont. (see previous PDF)
 
Nov 21
  NEOs, Meteorites, Impacts (PDF file)
 
WEEK 15
 
Nov 26
  Outer Planets & TNOs (PDF file)
 
Nov 28
  Satellites & Rings (PDF file)
 
WEEK 15
 
Dec 3
  Extrasolar Planets (PDF file)
 
Dec 5
  Last Lecture (PDF file)