Astronomy 161:
Introduction to Solar System Astronomy
Autumn 2003

Syllabus & Reading Assignments

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Textbook:

W. J. Kaufmann III, Universe
R. A. Freedman (7th Edition)


Discovering Earth and Sky

Week 1 (September 22-24) :

Week 2 (September 27 - October 1) :

Gravity and the Rise of Modern Astronomy

Week 3 (October 4-8) :

Week 4 (October 11-15) :

Light the Messenger: the Rise of Astrophysics.

Week 5 (0ctober 18-22) :

Week 6 (October 25-29) :

Week 7 (November 1 - 5) :

The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming.

The Solar System.

Week 8 (November 8-12) :

Week 9 (November 15-19) :

Week 10 (November 22-24) :

Week 11 (November 29 - December 3) :

  • FINAL EXAM day, December 9, 11:30am - 1:18pm. It covers all lectures.


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