Radiation astronomy/Courses/Principles/Syllabus/Fall

For those wishing to take a formally structured undergraduate university semester-length course, this is the Fall offering for principles of radiation astronomy.

This is an infrared composite of Uranus obtained with Keck Observatory adaptive optics. Credit: Lawrence Sromovsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison/ W. M. Keck Observatory.

General course details may be found at the Syllabus.

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  • Problem set: Energy phantoms, solutions including work steps due on September 2, 2021.

August 27, 2021, FridayEdit

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  • Laboratory: Cratering, report is due on September 7, 2021.

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  • Laboratory: Galaxies, report is due on October 5, 2021.

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October 1, 2021, FridayEdit

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October 7, 2021, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Unusual units, solutions including work steps due on October 14, 2021.

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  • Laboratory: Meteorites, report is due on October 26, 2021.

This quiz is for lectures up through and including optical astronomy (1-24), the prior weeks laboratories, quiz section lectures from the course beginning through and including interplanetary medium, lessons and problem sets through and including those due previously to today.

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October 28, 2021, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Cosmic circuits, solutions including work steps due on November 4, 2021.

October 29, 2021, FridayEdit

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November 4, 2021, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Column densities, solutions including work steps due on November 11, 2021.

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November 18, 2021, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Planck's equation, solutions including work steps due on November 25, 2021.

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  • Problem set: Radiation dosage, solutions including work steps due on December 9, 2021.

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December 8, 2021, WednesdayEdit

December 9, 2021, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Star jumping, solutions including work steps due on December 16, 2021.

December 10, 2021, FridayEdit

December 13, 2021, MondayEdit

December 14, 2021, TuesdayEdit

  • Hourly: Principles of radiation astronomy hourly 3 for lectures 33-48, including quiz section lectures, lessons (except the last one), problem sets (except the last one), and laboratories not included in the first two hourlies.

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December 16, 2021, ThursdayEdit

December 17, 2021, FridayEdit

December 20, 2021, MondayEdit

December 21, 2021, TuesdayEdit

December 24, 2021, FridayEdit

Alternate examinations that may be used by your college or university for credit (and a grade) in this course will be available from Wikiversity by courier for closed, proctored session testing of proficiency.

HypothesesEdit

  1. By subpaging as many of the lectures in this course as possible under radiation astronomy the overall popularity of the course, or lecture set, can be compared with other lecture sets here at Wikiversity.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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