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ASTR 1110 - Astronomy
      

Welcome to David Carico's astronomy page!

The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
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(Photo courtesy of NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute)  

 

COURSE MATERIALS

( I am not teaching any astronomy classes during Fall 2013 )
Course handouts
Assignment sheets
   
   

USEFUL INTERNET RESOURCES

(Click on any link to view the web page )
General information and background
General astronomy and good images Useful tools and miscellaneous things
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) Tutorial on scientific notation
NASA Imagine the Universe! (home page) The fundamental forces
Hubble Space Telescope Picture Album  
NASA's Image Exchange  
   
Space, time, and relativity The nature of light
NASA Imagine the Universe! I NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II NASA Imagine the Universe! II
What causes gravity? NASA Imagine the Universe! III
A glimpse of the future, from Kip Thorne E = hf (the "Planck equation")
Elementary Einstein  
   
Cosmology
The Big Bang and the origin of the Universe Dark matter
Big Bang Time Table NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! NASA Imagine the Universe! II
Inflation for Beginners  
space.com: Origin of the Universe  
YouTube  
   
Hubble's law & the Hubble 'constant' Dark energy
NASA Imagine the Universe! NASA Imagine the Universe! I
Wikipedia NASA Imagine the Universe! II
   
The future of the Universe  
NASA Imagine the Universe! I  
NASA Imagine the Universe! II  
NASA "Universe 101"  
NOVA History of the Universe  
space.com: Future of the Universe  
The Whole Schmegaggis  
   
Stars & stellar remnants
Stars: general information Stars: The life & death of a star
Royal Greenwich Observatory Royal Greenwich Observatory I
STARS STARS
NASA Imagine the Universe! NASA Imagine the Universe!
  Royal Greenwich Observatory II
HR Diagrams NASA Imagine the Universe! (Supernovae)
UCSD  
Cornell White dwarfs & novae
Interactive tutorial Royal Greenwich Observatory
Stellar evoluation simulator STARS
   
Neutron stars & pulsars Black holes
NASA Imagine the Universe! NASA Imagine the Universe! I
STARS NASA Imagine the Universe! II
Royal Greenwich Observatory Royal Greenwich Observatory
  Hubble Space Telescope
   
Galaxies
Galaxies other than our own Our Milky Way galaxy
Hubble Space Telescope SEDS
Royal Greenwich Observatory UCSD Center for Astrophysics
NASA Imagine the Universe! I The Universe within 50,000 light-years
NASA Imagine the Universe! II NASA Imagine the Universe!
NASA Imagine the Universe! III  
   
The solar system & other planetary systems
The solar system Other planetary systems (extrasolar planets)
NASA/JPL planet overview The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia
Enchanted learning NASA's Kepler telescope
Imagine the Universe! I PlanetQuest I: JPL
Imagine the Universe! II PlanetQuest II: Find your own planet!
Royal Greenwich Observatory  
   

 

 


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