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 Assignment

 Due Date

 Unit 1:

Visible Sky

 

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 6th Ed.  by Thomas Arny & Stephen Schneider ... ['Arny 6' = Student is responsible for material within Texbook by Arny/Schneider, Chapter 6]

Astronomy & Sol's Energy links: Multimedia, Headlines & News,  Astronomy & Space Systems, Sol's Energy & Space Weather, and Snazzy Science Links

   
     Arny 'Preview':  'Cosmic Landscape'     Writing/Comparison  9/12
     Memorization of Multiplication Tables  Test  9/16
     The Analemma Project                          Lg Grp/Indiv Act  Sept - June
     Scales to Measure the Universe                             Activity  9/18
     Arny 1: Celestial Cycles                                     Outline  9/20
     'Deep Time' Timeline                                            Activity  9/24
     'Seasons' Demonstration                                     Essay w/Diagrams  9/26
     'Light & Shadow'                                                 Activity  9/30
     Arny 2: 'History of Astronomy'                                 Outline  10/2
   

 Angular Diameter of Celestial Objects/Sol            

 Activity  10/4
     Multimedia Synthesis  Report  10/8
     Arny 'Essay 1': Backyard Astronomy                       Reading  10/10
     Big Dipper in 3-D                                                    10/15
     Altitude vs. Azimuth                                                    10/22
     North Circumpolar Sky: Star Charts  Test  10/28
     Autumn Sky: Star Charts  Test  11/6
 

 Unit 2:

Earth-Moon System

 

Arny 6 : Earth 

Astronomy & Sol's Energy links:  Astronomy & Space Systems, Sol's Energy & Space Weather, and Snazzy Science Links

 Outline  11/6
     Spaceflight Missions Research    
     Arny 3 : Orbital Mechanics  Outline  11/8
   
 Arny 7 : Moon
 Outline  11/13
     Arny 8 : Solar System          Outline  11/19
     Arny 9 : Terrestrial Planets  Outline  11/21
     Multimedia Synthesis  Report  
     Winter Sky: Star Charts      Test  11/25
     Arny 10 : Jovian & Outer Planets  Outline/Test  12/3
   
  Arny 11 : Meteorites, Asteroids & Comets
 Outline/Test  12/5

 

 

MIDTERM

 PROJECT & PRESENTATION

 MIDTERM GRADE

(10% of final average)

 Presentation dates vary. 

 Unit 3:

Sol & Stellar Evolution

  Arny 12 : Sol  Outline/Test  3/5
     Sunspot Project  Project  4/11
     Photon Radiation Rates  Activity  4/25
     Solar Storm Research  Project  4/27
     Multimedia Synthesis  Report  TBA
    Arny 13 : Measuring Stellar Properties  Outline/Test  4/8
   

 Parallax

 Activity  4/23
     H-R Diagram          Activity  4/28
   

 Spring Sky: Star Charts

 Test  4/30
   
 Arny 14 : Stellar Evolution (visual)
 Outline/Test  5/8
    Arny 15 : Stellar Remnants  Outline/Test  5/12
       
   
 
   
         
     Multimedia Synthesis  Report  

 Unit 4:

Galaxies & Cosmology

  Arny 16 : Milky Way  Outline  
     Multimedia Synthesis  Report  
     Arny 17 : Galaxies  Outline  
     Zooniverse.com  Project  
    Summer Sky: Star Charts  Test  
     Arny 18 : Cosmology  Outline  
     Multimedia Synthesis  Report  
     Book Return    

 

 

 FINAL EXAM

PROJECT & PRESENTATION

 FINAL EXAM (10% of grade for year)

 Presentation dates vary.