Astronomy 9601 - Solar System and Planetary Astronomy

Instructor:         Dr. M. Campbell-Brown   

                          Room 239 P&A       

Tues & Thurs 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Room 26, PAB

Course Syllabus 

Midterm:

Tuesday, March 5, in class.

Formula sheet

Midterm from 2008

Final Exam:

Date: April 25, 2013; 2 pm to 5 pm, PAB 141

Formula sheet

Assignments:

Assignment 1 (due Jan. 31)

Assignment 2 (due Feb. 28)

Assignment 3 (due Mar. 21)

Assignment 4 (due Apr. 11)

Presentation and report:

In class presentations (on appropriate topic of your choice, 10-15 minutes including questions) will be Mar 12.

Written report (2000 to 3000 words) is due Apr 9.

Lectures:

Chapter 2 - Celestial Mechanics (Jan. 15 - 17) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 3 - Solar Heating and Energy Transport (Jan. 22) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 4 - Planetary Atmospheres (Part 1) (Jan. 24) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 4 - Planetary Atmospheres (Part 2) (Jan. 29) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 5 - Planetary Surfaces (Jan. 31 - Feb. 5) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 5 - Planetary Surfaces (Part 2) (Feb. 5) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 6 - Planetary Interiors (Feb. 7 - 12) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 8 - Meteorites (Feb. 14 - 26) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 9 - Minor Planets (Feb. 28 - Mar 7) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 9 - Minor Planets Part 2 (Mar 7) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 10 - Comets (Mar 14 - 19) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 12 - Exoplanets (Mar 26 - 28) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)

Chapter 13 - Planet Formation (Apr 2 - 4) (full page)(2 slides per page)(3 slides per page with notes)(6 slides per page)