NYU Observational Astronomy (V85.0013) has the objective of training students in the basic skills of naked-eye and small-telescope astronomy.
This page is for the Spring 2007 semester.
|lecture||Prof. David W. Hogg||Meyer 501||M 16:45–17:45|
|lab||Adi Zolotov||Meyer 518||W 17:45–18:45|
Grades will be assigned to students based on a numerical score calculated according to the percentages in this table:
Notes: The total lab score and total lab quiz score will be based on all but your worst lab. The exams will be challenging. Students will be excused from labs only for legitimate medical reasons (with the evidence of a doctor's note). You cannot pass the class if you miss more than three labs without legitimate medical reasons.
Note: The lab times change at the daylight savings time switch. This means that the labs are later (by civil time) after the Spring Recess.
|in EST||in EDT|
|lecture||Meyer 121||M 15:30–16:45||same|
|Monday lab||Meyer 224||M 18:20–20:20||M 19:20–21:20|
|Wednesday lab||Meyer 224||W 18:20–20:20||W 19:20–21:20|
Students are expected to do the reading in advance of the
lecture. In the table (below) the
Kaler column gives readings
from Kaler (by section number), the
Pasachoff column gives
readings from Pasachoff (by page number), and the
column gives readings from the Star Atlas.
|2007-01-22||view from a moving planet|
|2007-01-29||constellations and angles||4.1–4.8||1–26, 32–38, 46–50|
|2007-02-05||celestial coordinates||1.6–1.10, 2.1–2.4||495–498||1–7|
|2007-02-12||the changing sky||3.1–3.13||499|
|2007-02-19||President's Day holiday — no lecture or labs this week|
|2007-03-05||planetary motions||11.1–11.7||385–395, 402–403|
|2007-03-12||spring recess — no lecture or labs this week|
|mid-term exam in lab on March 19 and March 21|
|2007-04-09||nebulae and galaxies||4.16–4.17||149–185|
|2007-04-16||Sun and eclipses||10.6–10.12||359–363, 474–487|
|2007-04-23||optics and telescopes||13.8–13.16, 13.21–13.23||503–508|
|2007-04-30||comets and meteors||12.1–12.5||455–473|
|2007-05-07||final exam Monday at 4pm in Meyer 121|
This page is maintained by David W. Hogg.