Astronomy 380: History of the Cosmos in Western Culture
Spring 2008  

Information | Outline | Sources | Guidelines | Notices



Time & Place
Tues, Thurs, 1:30 - 2:45, in Watanabe 112.

Textbook & Required Reading
The Fabric of the Heavens   by Stephen Toulmin & June Goodfield
The Origins of Modern Science   by Herbert Butterfield
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo   by Stillman Drake (Ed.)
Big Bang   by Simon Singh
Many Worlds in One   by Alex Vilenkin

Home Page:   http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class08/
The class website will be the primary source for course schedule information, links to useful web material and anything handed out in class.

Instructors :
Robert Joseph, joseph@ifa.hawaii.edu
Office : Institute for Astronomy C-120, phone 956-8531.
Office Hours : By appointment at the Institute for Astronomy (956-8531).

Antoinette Cowie, acowie@ifa.hawaii.edu
Office : Institute for Astronomy B-219, phone 956-8379.
Office Hours : By appointment at the Institute for Astronomy (956-8379).

Schedule & Outline of the Course  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class08/outline.html)
List of course topics with links to required reading, course materials and useful information.
This is the primary link to course material in this website.

Online Source Material  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class08/sources.html)
Links to major online web collections of original texts. Links to individual online texts used in the course will be added to this page as the course progresses.

Recommended Reading  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class08/reading_list.html)
Hints for further reading. More hints for each topic can be found on the page for that topic.

Lecture Notes  (Password required)
Links to lecture notes, by topic. These can also be accessed from the webpage for each topic (see the Outline page). A password is required to access this page.

Class Discussion Materials  (Password required)
Links to background materials for class discussions, by topic. These can also be accessed from the webpage for each topic (see the Outline page). A password is required to access this page.

Homework  (Password required)
Links to homework related to class discussions, by topic. A password is required to access this page.

Course Guidelines  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class08/guide.html)
Read here to find out how the course will be run and how your grade will be computed.

Course Notices & Announcements  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class08/notices.html)
Check here for any organizational notices, things like changes in deadlines, changes in the reading, any special events. Anything announced in class will find its way to this page.

Important Dates  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class08/dates.html)
Deadlines, exam dates, holidays.

 

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Antoinette Songaila Cowie  (acowie@ifa.hawaii.edu)