Astronomy 16 – Astrophysics: Stars, ISM, and Galaxies
Prof. David Cohen
Tu., Th. 9:55 to 11:10
SC 113 (seminar room)
New homework (due Tuesday) and an assignment for our next, and final, class – posted below.
Information about the final will be posted here shortly. New (12/11): See the assignments section for information about the final.
The final exam will be on Friday, December 15 at 9 AM in SC 181. You can read the information about the exam [pdf]. Note office hours posted to the right.
Homework assignment 8 [pdf] is due on Tuesday, December 12 at 5pm.
The department has regular talks – colloquia – given by visiting scientists. Check the department colloquium schedule to see the list of talks. You'll find titles and descriptions of the talks, which are generally on Fridays at lunchtime. We will have four or five this semester, with at least one on astrophysics. The fall semester colloquium series is over as of November 17.
Prof. Cohen's office hours will generally be: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 and Friday from 11:00 to noon; weekly deviations from this schedule will be posted here
Prof. Cohen's office is SC 125 and his lab is SC 124, right across the hall; Ms. Klassen's office is one floor below, in SC L36
A syllabus [pdf] with information about the class as well as a schedule of topics, reading, labs, and exams (updated 11/21) is available – note that it will be periodically updated
Please also read these guidelines about the class [pdf], including rules for the classroom but also information about the growth mindset and about equity and inclusion
a Java-free orbit simulator
planets, Moon, Sun rise and set times (we are near 40 deg N and 75 deg W)
This page is maintained by David Cohen
dcohen1 -at- swarthmore.edu
Last modified: December 11, 2017