Announcements

ROOM FOR FINAL

Your final exam will be in Van Vleck B102 at 10:05 a.m. on Saturday, December 20. Van Vleck is the building behind Sterling.

FINAL REVIEW

The review for the final will be Thursday, December 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Sterling 3425 (the regular lecture room). You should plan on arriving at 6:30 p.m. unless you have a exam at the same time. I will not prepare anything for this review. You should come prepared to ask questions.

12/12/03

The review sheet for the final is online. Follow the link in the main page navigation bar.

Missed some notes? Last year's lecture notes are online. These are the same lecture notes that are in the astronomy library.

12/1/03

The last homework (homework 11) has been posted!

11/24/03

There is no homework assignment due next Monday (12/1/03). Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

There will be no class, discussion sections, or office hours on Thursday (11/27) and Friday (11/28).

11/17/03

Homework 10 has been posted.

11/03/03

Homework 8 has been posted.

10/21/03

Homework 7 has been posted as well as some more book recommendations.

10/13/03

Don't forget! Amanda's activity test will take place on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in 6515 Sterling Hall (the usual classroom). Please let me know if you plan on coming so I can bring enough chocolate for everyone. Friends, family, and fellow chocolate lovers are welcome to participate.

10/13/03

Homework 6 and the solutions to 3, 4, and 5 on Homework 5 have been posted.

10/08/03

Hi all, it's your friendly neighborhood astr100 TA, Amanda!

I'm currently developing a science activity for middle-schoolers as part of a class. Before I turn middle-schoolers loose with the activity, I would like to have some astr100 students test the activity. Helping to test this activity is NOT mandatory. Participants will get, however, chocolate to help them think during the activity, the gratitude of their TA, and the opportunity to learn about a topic before we talk about it in class.

The activity test will take place on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in 6515 Sterling Hall (the usual classroom). Please let me know if you plan on coming so I can bring enough chocolate for everyone. Friends, family, and fellow chocolate lovers are welcome to participate.

10/06/03

Homework #5 has been posted

9/17/03

Amanda has changed her Monday office hours from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

9/15/03

Lots of fun resources have been added in the resources section

Welcome to Astronomy 100!

This class is an introduction to the concepts of modern-day astronomy. Topics include: classic descriptive astronomy (stars/constellations, celestial sphere, astronomical coordinate systems); geocentric to heliocentric models of the universe; light and electromagnetic spectrum; optical telescopes; solar system and comparative planetology; formation and evolution of the sun and stars; Milky Way galaxy; cosmology and the expansion/fate of the universe.

This website hosts information pertaining to the Fall 2003 version of Astronomy 100 at University of Wisconsin-Madison. It includes the updated syllabus, homeworks, and resources for students. Enjoy!