ASTRONOMY 305V: The Search for Life in the Universe

CassiniEarth

Fall 2013

Tuesday, Thursday 10:20am-11:35am, Gardiner Hall Room 229

TA: Kathryn Steakley
Office: 107 Astronomy Building
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30pm – 2:30pm or by appointment
MailBox: Astronomy Building, first floor, next to main office
Email: steakley (append "@nmsu.edu")
Phone: (575) 646-4934
TA Website: http://astronomy.nmsu.edu/steakley/astr305v
Course Website: http://astronomy.nmsu.edu/rwalterb/a305v/
Textbook: Life in the Universe, 3rd Edition, Bennet/Shostak

Office Hours

Homework

Plagiarism

Late Homework

Course Schedule

Week Reading Homework Class Dates
1 Chapter 1 Get textbook, Get iClicker, Register iClicker -- -- 8/22
2 Chapter 2 Homework 1 Due Sep. 3 8/27 -- 8/29
3 Chapters 2, 3 Homework 1 Due 9/3 -- 9/5
4 Chapter 3 Homework 2 Due Thu Sep. 19 9/10 -- 9/12
5 Chapter 4 Homework 2 Due Thu 9/17 -- 9/19
6 Chapter 4,5 Debate Thu Sep. 26, Homework 3 Due Tue Oct 1 9/24 -- 9/26
7 Chapter 5 Homework 3 Due Tue, Midterm Exam Thu Oct 3 <Study Guide> 10/1 -- 10/3
8 Chapter 6,7 TBD 10/8 -- 10/10
9 Chapter 8,9 Homework 4 Due Oct 24, <Mars Slides PPT> <Mars Slides PDF> 10/15 -- 10/17
10 Chapter 10, 11 Homework 4 Due Thu 10/24 10/22 -- 10/24
11 Chapter 10, 11 Term Paper: Extra Credit due Tue Nov 5, Final Paper due Nov 19 10/29 -- 10/31
12 Chapter 11, 12 Homework 5 Due Thu Nov 7, Term Paper: How to cite sources, Extra Credit due Tue Nov 5, Final Paper due Nov 19 11/5 -- 11/7
13 Chapter 12, 13 Term Paper Due Next Tuesday 11/12 -- 11/14
14 Chapter 13 Homework 6 due Dec 3rd (Tues after Thanksgiving), Term Paper Due Tuesay 11/19 11/19 -- 11/21
-- -------- THANKSGIVING BREAK - Homework 6 due TUES 11/26 -- 11/28
15 Chapter 13 Homework 6 due TUES, Debate Thursday 12/3 -- 12/5
16 FINALS FINAL EXAM Thursday Dec 12th at 10:30am STUDY SHEET ---- 12/12

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