Cuesta College :: Astronomy 210 :: Fall 2017
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Homework 
Review previous reading assignment responses (*.blog)
Read ASTRO3, Chs. 4-1b, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 
     
Preview online presentations (*.blog), (*.mp4), (*.blog), (*.blog)
     
Complete online reading assignment 4 (*.html)
     (Due 12:00 AM midnight before start of class)


Wednesday (1) 
"I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars."
     --Og Mandino, The Greatest Secret in the World, Ch. IV: The Scroll Marked II, 
       Frederick Fell/Bantam (1972), p. 22. 

Quiz 3 question packet (*.pdf)

Quiz 2: 6:00-6:20 PM [00:25]
     **CLEAR OFF YOUR DESK AREA**
     **NO  PHONES/LAPTOPS/TABLETS ALLOWED**
     WRITE NAME AND/OR P.I.N. ALONG EDGE OF QUIZ
     CIRCLE/"X" ALL ANSWERS DIRECTLY ON QUIZ
     FINISHED EARLY?  TURN IN QUIZ, BE CONSIDERATE AND QUIET
          (WELCOME TO WAIT OUTSIDE IF YOU WANT TO TALK)

(Ch. 4-2: (Optical) Telescopes)
     Ex: Celestron NexStar® primary focal length (*.blog)
     Ex: Edmund Scientific Astroscan® resolving power (*.blog)
     
(Ch. 4-1b: The Electromagnetic Spectrum)
(Ch. 4-4: Astronomical Instruments and Techniques)
Chs. 4-3, 4-5: Earth, Airborne and Space Observatories [00:20]
     Atmosphere Problems (*.blog)
     Ex: telescope funding (*.blog)

In-class activity 9 (*.pdf) [00:20]
     Find and sit in your assigned groups
     Cooperate and collaborate within your group
     Share answers within and between groups
     Turn in group worksheet at front

Video: "Keck in Motion" (*.mp4), (*.blog)
Video: "James Webb Space Telescope--Deployment Animation" (*.html), (*.blog)



Wednesday (2) 
"Spaceship Earth has no passengers, only crew."
     --Marshall McLuhan, "Living at the Speed of Light (February 25, 1974)," 
       Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews, McClelland & Stewart (2003), p. 242.  

Quiz 4 question packet (*.pdf)

(Ch. 6-1: A Travel Guide to the Terrestrial Planets)
Ch. 6-2: Earth: The Active Planet [00:20]
     No Place Like Home (*.blog)

In-class activity 10 (*.pdf) [00:15]
     Find and sit in your assigned groups
     Cooperate and collaborate within your group
     Share answers within and between groups
     Turn in group worksheet at front

In-class activity 11 preview (*.pdf)

Ch. 6-3: The Moon
Ch. 6-4: Mercury [00:20]
     The Impacted Worlds (*.blog)



Homework 
Review previous reading assignment responses (*.blog)
Read ASTRO3, Chs. 6-5, 6-6, 7-1a, 7-1b, 7-2a, 7-2b, 7-3a, 7-4a, 7-5a, 7-6

Preview online presentations (*.blog), (*.blog), (*.blog)

Complete online reading assignment 5 (*.html)
     (Due 12:00 AM midnight before start of class next week)