Astronomy 16: Modern Astrophysics
Prof. David Cohen
Tu., Th. 9:55 to 11:10
SC 113 (seminar room)
There is information about the exam posted in the assignments section, below. There will, unfortunately, be no SA session on Monday night. But I will have two sets of office hours on Monday. The exam will be in class on Tuesday. Bring a calculator.
You should study for Tuesday's midterm. Read these guidelines and let me know if you have any questions. New: There will not be any questions on the material from Ch. 6 (telescopes/observational astronomy).
posted 11/13 (posted last week)
By Monday (but talk to me if you can't) you should go through the tutorial on photometry and lightcurve making, and produce a light curve for WASP-11, and email it to me.
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 November 11, 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 11/6) is available
office hours for week 11
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 19, 2014