Look here for the syllabus
Topic plan: (click for outline)
Week 1: What is science, and models of motion June 13 - 16 (a look at the scientific method and how it gave us models of the solar system)
Quiz 1 (with answers)
Week 2, lecture 1 and Week 2, lecture 2 and Week 2, lecture 3: The Night Sky, June 20 - 23 (what you can check by looking for yourself)
Week 3: Stars as Suns, June 27 - June 30 (basic information about stars and what role they play in the evolving universe)
Week 4: Drama in Space, July 5 - 7 (endpoints of stars and the creation of black holes and white dwarfs, and supernovae)
Week 5: History of the Universe, July 11 - 14 (the story of the Big Bang and galactic evolution)
Exotic and Unknown Matter, July 18 - 21 (the inferred need for dark matter and dark energy)
Week 7 (with extra material on Mars) :
Prospects for Life Elsewhere July 25 - 28 (prospects for life, and intelligent life)
Final Review and Final Exam Aug 1 - 4 (catching up on anything that fell through the cracks)
Time of final exam: Friday morning at 7:30 am in the lecture room.
Look here for the final study guide
Here are the answers to the final exam Form A and Form B.