Astronomy 110
Fall 2005   Section 006

Information | Outline | Guidelines | Notices

Time & Place
Tues & Thurs, 12:00 - 1:15, in Watanabe 112.

Home Page :
Access the class website for course schedule information, lecture notes, homework solutions, anything handed out in class, and links to useful web material.

21st Century Astronomy  by Hester, Burstein, Blumenthal, Greeley, Smith, Voss & Wegner (W. W. Norton, 2002).

Instructor : Antoinette Cowie
email :
Office : Watanabe 404, phone 956-6847; Institute for Astronomy C-210, phone 956-8379.
Office Hours : Tues, Thurs 11:15 - 12:00 in Wat 404 (956-6847), or by appointment at the Institute for Astronomy (956-8379). See map for location of the IfA. The "Faculty Housing" Campus Shuttle leaves from Varney Circle and stops at the IfA. See bus schedule here.

Teaching Assistant : Brad Jacobs
email :
Office : Watanabe 403, phone 956-2975; Institute for Astronomy C-225, phone 956-6680.
Office Hours : Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Note change!. We are sharing Brad with a section of Astronomy 110 Lab. This means that he will grade your homework and be available to help with questions during office hours, but he will generally not come to class each day and office hours will be shared with another section. Nevertheless, he is your TA and you should feel free to go to him for help on the classwork. Also feel free to make an appointment with him at either of the numbers above (or by email) if the office hours don't suit your schedule.

Outline of the Course
Outline of course topics and reading with links to course materials, such as homeworks and solution sets.

Course Guidelines
Read here to find out how the course will be run, what preparation is expected of you and how your grade will be computed.

Course Notices & Announcements
Check here often for any organizational notices -- things like changes in deadlines, changes in the reading, any special events. Anything I announce in class will find its way to this page.

Homework Sets & Solutions   NEW !!
Links to all the homework sets and solutions. I'll post these here as they become available, to make them easier to find.

The Bulletin Board
Your primary source of information and class materials should be the class website. However, as a backup, I will put a copy of everything handed out in class on the bulletin board near Watanabe 404. This includes handouts, homework sets and homework solutions. To get to Watanabe 404, take the elevator to the 4th floor, turn right and go toward the end of the hall.

Important Dates
Guest lectures Tuesday/Thursday August 23/25
First Midterm Exam Tuesday, September 27
Guest lectures Tuesday/Thursday, October 4/6
Second Midterm Exam Tuesday, November 1
Holiday Thursday, November 24
Last class Thursday, December 8
Final Exam Tuesday, December 13, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
See the UH Academic Calendar for system-wide dates.


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