Summary: ASTR 1120 Section 1 (3 credit hours): Spring 2006
GENERAL ASTRONOMY: STARS & GALAXIES
WELCOME! to General Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies for Spring 2006. This class will
introduce you to some of the wonders of the Universe, mostly those beyond our own Solar
System. We will discuss the Sun and the stars (what makes them shine?), black holes (how they
form and the evidence that they really exist), and the early history and future fate of the
Universe as a whole (the topic of cosmology, which includes the evidence that the Universe
began with a `Big Bang').
This syllabus answers some of the most common questions you may have about the course.
Please read it through, and make an immediate note of the dates of exams and observing
sessions. You may also want to bookmark the class website:
LECTURER: Prof Phil Armitage. Office JILA 909 (on the 9th
floor of the JILA tower, south-east
corner), phone 303-492-7836, email firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the most direct address). I
normally answer email queries promptly. Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15 4:30pm.
Please feel free to stop by my office at other times as well if I'm in I'll be happy to discuss
TA: Bruce Ferguson, email email@example.com, office hours and location TBD (will
be announced in class, and on website).