DATE TOPICS FILES, NOTES, and ASSIGNMENTS
Sep. 3
  • DUE: Assignment 2A on Sapling (due at midnight)
Sep. 2 UNIT 1: PATTERNS IN THE SKY (II)

- orbiting the Sun, the zodiac
Week of Sep. 1
  • NO LABS THIS WEEK!!!!!
Aug. 28 UNIT 1: PATTERNS IN THE SKY (I)

- celestial sphere, circumpolar stars, constellations
  • Notes:  [slides] [article]
  • ASSIGNMENTS:
  • [2A] (Due: Wed. Sep. 3, midnight)
  • [1B - "Position" and "Motion"] In-class assignment (copies will be provided).
  • Cool download:
Aug. 27
  • DUE: Assignment 1A on Sapling (due at midnight)
Aug. 26 UNIT 0: INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE (II)

- time and distance scales
Week of Aug. 25
Aug. 21 UNIT 0: INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE (I)

- course overview
  • Notes:  [slides] [article]
  • ASSIGNMENTS (Homework):
  • [1A] (Due: Wed. Aug. 27). Do part 1A only (which has 2 subparts)! Assignments 1B and 1C will be done in class in the following week.
  • Obtain a textbook from the NMSU Bookstore (or online, but hurry!!). See syllabus about other possible textbook options.
  • Get your account activated at Sapling Learning. Please purchase the access password directly at the site.
  • ASSIGNMENTS (Other):
  • Read carefully the entire [Syllabus] by next class
  • Look over the course Lab Page (Know which section your are in!)
  • If you do not purchase the lab manual at Kinkos, you can download and print each lab from there, or download the [entire manual].
  • Print out the [voting card] IN COLOR by next class