Astr 104: Alien Skies

Winter 2015

 

Instructor: Mario Mateo

(mmateo@umich.edu)

 

News: Look here for course updates.

 

Current Destination

Destination 9. Exploring the Milky Way

Apollo17

The Sun's Home.

 

Final Exam: Monday, April 27, 1:30PM-3:30PM

Location: 260 Dennison (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 Questions Due Class Notes Homeworks/Starry Night Assignments, Exam Guides, Solutions, etc.
         
Apollo17
Jan 14, 2015
 
EarthFromMars
Jan 21, 2015
StarTrails
Jan 23, 2015
AlphaCen
Jan 30, 2015
Enterprise
Feb 4, 2015
 
Orion
Feb 13, 2015
51 Peg
Feb 20, 2015
Pleiades Image
Feb 25, 2015
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