Astronomy 16: Modern Astrophysics
Prof. David Cohen
Tu., Th. 9:55 to 11:10
SC 113 (seminar room)
This site dates from the last time Astro 16 was taught; it will be taught next in fall 2015
The final exam is on Tuesday morning, December 16, at 9:00 AM in SC L26. (Note the room!)
You can pick up graded midterms and my solutions in the box outside my office. I hope to have homework #7 graded for you by Monday.
The final exam will be like the midterms, in that you can bring your two sheets of equations plus one new sheet, and you'll be provided with material from the textbook appendices. But otherwise, it will be closed book.
To help you prepare for the final exam — which will cover all the material this semester, including Chs. 19 and 20 — you can do these optional homework problems [pdf]. I'll post my solutions on Monday.
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 January 13, at 8 PM.
Read the class announcement [pdf]
A syllabus [pdf] (Updated 11/25) is available
office hours for finals week
Wolfram Alpha (high-powered calculator and more)
data reduction and image compositing instructions for use with data from our PvdK Observatory (v.1.2 includes plate solving instructions)
AstroImageJ (AIJ) telescope data analysis software
astrometry.net upload an image or use within AIJ
Stellarium software for making sky maps
This page is maintained by David Cohen
cohen -at- astro.swarthmore.edu
Last modified: December 9, 2014