Astr 104: Alien Skies

Fall 2014

 

Instructor: Mario Mateo

(mmateo@umich.edu)

 

News: Look here for course updates.

 

Current Destination

Destination 4. The Sky from Alpha Centauri

Apollo17

The sky of a binary star system.

 

Final Exam: Thursday, December 18 1:30AM-3:30PM

Location: G322 Dentistry (Main Lectures and ALL Exams)

 

Course Syllabus

 

Free tutoring is available from the UM Student Astronomical Society.

You can find details at: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/sas/tutoring

 

The table below lists the destinations that we will visit during the course of the term. Notes for the class will be made available over the course of the term; access to those notes will be possible by clicking on the destination titles or icons listed in the first two columns of the table.   Due dates for all bonus questions and the HW assignments are also listed in the second and third columns, respectively.    Because  HW solutions will be posted immediately after the HW problems are due, absolutely no late HWs will be accepted!   See the Course Syllabus for details on how the bonus questions can contribute to your final point total for the class.

 

  Destination Bonus Due Date Class Notes and Appendices Homeworks/Starry Night Assignments, Exam Guides, Solutions, etc.
         
Apollo17
Sep 10, 2014

Homework 1: DUE: Sep 17, 2014

EarthFromMars
Sep 15, 2014
 
StarTrails
Sep 22, 2014
 
AlphaCen    
Enterprise      
Orion      
51 Peg      
Pleiades Image      
MilkyWayCobe      
MilkyWayCobe      
MilkyWayCobe      
MilkyWayCobe      
MilkyWayCobe      
MilkyWayCobe
14. The Nearby Spiral Galaxies M31 and M33
     
MilkyWayCobe
15. The Giant Elliptical Galaxy Maffei 1
     
MilkyWayCobe
16. The Virgo Cluster: A Sky of Galaxies
     
MilkyWayCobe
17. There's Something Wrong Here: The Seyfert Galaxy M77
     
MilkyWayCobe
18. The Bootes Void
     
MilkyWayCobe
19. Back in Time to a Distant Galaxy Cluster
     
MilkyWayCobe
20. High Redshift Galaxies: The Young and Restless Universe
     
MilkyWayCobe
21. Quasars at the Dawn of Galaxy Formation
     
MilkyWayCobe
22. The Dark Ages
     
MilkyWayCobe
23. The Era of Recombination
     
MilkyWayCobe
24. The First Elements in the Universe
     
MilkyWayCobe
25. To a Time Before Time