Ay 20 Webpage - Fall 2004


Ay 20 files: the truth is way, way out there ...

Instructor: George Djorgovski, george 'at' astro, 395-4415, 221 Robinson
Office hours: by arrangement

TA: Dan Stark, dps 'at' astro, 395-6857, 16 Robinson
Office hours: by arrangement

Times and location: Tue. 1-2:30 and Fri. 3-4:30, 106 Robinson

Class summary, syllabus, grading, collaboration policy, etc.

Textbook website: "Astronomy: A Physical Perspective", by Marc Kutner
Another optional, but useful book is "An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics", by B. Carroll & D. Ostlie; here is their website

Go Websurf! Here is a small collection of (semi)popular astronomy links. Lots of good stuff. Suggestions for additions are most welcome! Caltech libraries also have a great set of astronomy/astrophysics links and resources. If you are in the caltech.edu domain, you have on-line access to the Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Lots of great stuff.

The Final ...

... is available from the Astro office (211 Robinson). Due by 5 pm on Friday, Dec. 10.

Homework #1, distributed on Oct. 1, 2004, due in class on Oct. 8, 2004: PDF file
Homework #2, distributed on Oct. 8, 2004, due in class on Oct. 15, 2004: PDF file
Lab #1, due ASAP, see the details on Dan's website
Homework #3, distributed on Oct. 15, 2004, due in class on Oct. 22, 2004: PDF file
Homework #4, posted on Nov. 5, 2004, due to the TA (!) on Nov. 12, 2004: PDF file
Homework #5, posted on Nov. 12, 2004, due in class on Nov. 19, 2004: PDF file
Homework #6, posted on Nov. 23, 2004, due in class on Dec. 3, 2004: PDF file

This year's (anonymous) winners of the OBAFGKMLT contest.
And here are the past winners, when the acronym used to be OBAFGKMRNS

Class trip to Palomar: Driving instructions * Map #1 * Map #2

(NB: lecture pdf's linked below tend to have some pictures deleted, in order to make the file sizes more reasonable.)

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(Given by Tony Travouillon)
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(Given by Derek Fox)
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Last changed: Nov. 25, 2004, SGD