Astronomy 16: Modern Astrophysics
Prof. David Cohen
Tu., Th. 9:55 to 11:10
SC 113 (seminar room)
Have a good Thanksgiving break. We've got a full week of classes etc. next week. See the assignments section below for information about (1) the current homework (due Wed., Dec. 3), (2) reading and class preparation, and (3) our next and final lab meeting.
Our next homework assignment, homework #7 [pdf] is due on Wednesday, December 3.
We will have a lab meeting on Wednesday night, December 3. Stay tuned for both feedback on your WASP-11 light curves and information about the next, and final, lab meeting.
A more detailed reading assignment will be posted shortly, but most of Tuesday's class will be on exoplanets, and so you should read Ch. 12 (focusing mostly on sections 3 and 4, but sections 1 and 2 do provide some interesting context with respect to the planets in our own solar system).
Check the departmental colloquium schedule. You should come to these talks. They are typically Friday at 12:30 in Rm. 199, and include pizza.
There are telescope public viewings the second Tuesday of each month, at the Peter van de Kamp Observatory on the roof of the Science Center. The next one is on December 9, at 8 PM. Astro 16 students are welcome to come and help out. It is also an excellent opportunity to show your friends the observatory and the view of astronomical objects through our telescope.
Read the class announcement [pdf]
A syllabus [pdf] (Updated 11/25) is available
office hours for week 13
Wolfram Alpha (high-powered calculator and more)
data reduction and image compositing instructions for use with data from our PvdK Observatory
Stellarium software for making sky maps
This page is maintained by David Cohen
cohen -at- astro.swarthmore.edu
Last modified: November 25, 2014