Astronomy 1230 Lecture Notes
Lectures in this course will be topic-oriented and will not
closely follow the structure of either the Lab Manual or Edmund's
Mag 5 Star Atlas. Updated notes for the lecture presentations
will be posted here the Friday before each lecture. Most will be in
HTML format for easiest retrieval over the Web, but you may need an Adobe Acrobat reader
for some material.
The guides are designed to be displayed in a window with an aspect
ratio matching standard printer paper in "portrait" orientation: height:width =
It's best to read over the notes before lecture so you can be
prepared with questions if something isn't clear. In any case,
you should make a hardcopy of the notes and bring it to class
to mark up.
To help you think about and consolidate the material in each lecture
and reading assignment, you are expected to complete
a brief review quiz each week. The quizzes will be
posted to the UVa Collab Page for ASTR 1230 and will be open for you to take
for one week after each lecture. They will be graded, and maximum
possible credit during the semester will be 75 points. You must use
your Eservices login and password to access Collab.
Web links to other useful information or pertinent illustrations are
included on the guides and on the ASTR 1230 Web
Links page. You are encouraged to use these to make the subject
matter more interesting or clear...but you are not required to know
any of this additional material unless it was discussed in class.
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