Cuesta College :: Astronomy 210 :: Fall 2017
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Homework 
Review previous reading assignment responses (*.blog)
Read ASTRO3, Chs. 2-4c, 2-4d, 3-1, 3-2 (skim 3-3, 3-4, 3-5)

Preview online presentations (*.blog), (*.blog)
     
Complete online reading assignment 2 (*.html)
     (Due 12:00 AM midnight before start of class)


Tuesday 
"O dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon,
Irrevocably dark, total eclipse
Without all hope of day."
     --John Milton, Samson Agonistes (1671), lines 80-82.

Quiz 2 question packet (*.pdf)

Quiz 1: 11:00-11:20 AM [00:20]
     **CLEAR OFF YOUR DESK AREA**
     **NO  PHONES/LAPTOPS/TABLETS ALLOWED**
     USE YOUR OWN UNIQUE 4-DIGIT P.I.N.
     WRITE NAME AND 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. 2-4c: Eclipses (*.blog)
     Eclipse Shadow Simulator (*.swf)

In-class activity 5 (*.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



Thursday 
"...I love the planets in their course to trace; 
   To mark the comets speeding to the Sun, 
Then launch into immeasurable space, 
   Where, lost to human sight, remote they run...
O! these are wonders of th' Almighty hand,
Whose wisdom first the circling orbits plann'd." 
     --Thomas Rodd, "Sonnet XXXV: Contemplation of the Heavens," 
       Sonnets, Amatory, Descriptive, and Religious; Odes, Songs, and Ballads, 
       Compton (1814), p. 35.  

Quiz 2 question packet (*.pdf)

Ch. 2-3b: "Planet-Hunting" (p. 19) [00:05]
     "Snowboarder" model
     Jupiter and Saturn Pas de Deux (*.html)
     Retrograde Mars (*.html)
     Venus' Evening Loop (*.html)
          (NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day)
     Ex: Mars and Jupiter as morning stars? (*.blog)
     Ex: evening star Venus? (*.blog)
     Ex: Venus and Mars as morning stars (*.blog)
     
In-class activity 6 (*.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

Chs. 3-1, 3-2: Geocentric vs. Heliocentric Models [00:20]
     Epicycle demonstrator (*.js), (*.gif)
          (Syracuse University, 6, 1, 1/10)
     Teacup epicycle (*.blog)
          (K Street Mall, Sacramento, CA)
     Retrograde demonstrator (*.swf), (*.gif)
          (marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov)

Chs. 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5: The Astronomers (*.blog) [00:20]
     Movers, disprovers, scientists, or non-scientists? 



Homework 
Review previous reading assignment responses (*.blog)
Read ASTRO3, Chs. 3-3, 3-4, 3-5a, 3-5b, 3-5d, 4-1, 4-2
     
Preview online presentations (*.blog), (*.blog) 
          
Complete online reading assignment 3 (*.html)
     (Due 12:00 AM midnight before start of class next week)