Course Outline
What kind of a course is Astronomy II (PHYS 1P02)?

This course is primarily designed for students who need to take a science context course. At the same time, the course is highly recommended as an elective for science students, in particular those who plan to become school teachers (the new Grade 9 science curriculum includes Space Science).

Note: ASTR 1P01 is highly recommended but is not required.

Textbook

Ghose, Milosevic-Zdjelar, and Read, ASTRO (Second Canadian Edition).

Online Materials

All the information about the course material (the topics covered in each lecture, sample test and exam questions, grades, etc.) will be posted on the web at

www.physics.brocku.ca/Courses/1P02/

Lectures (from January 9 to April 6, 2017)

Scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre starting January 9, 2017. Instructor: Dr. B. Mitrovic, Office MC B208.

Lecture topics will include:

  • The Structure and Formation of Stars, Ch. 7
  • The Deaths of Stars, Ch. 8
  • The Milky Way Galaxy, Ch. 9
  • Galaxies, Ch. 10
  • Cosmology in the 21st Century, Ch. 11
  • The Origin of the Solar System, Ch. 12
  • Comparative Planetology of the Terrestrial Planets, Ch. 13
  • The Outer Solar System, Ch. 14
Marking Scheme
Tests Dates Weight
Test 1 Monday, February 6, 18:00-18:50 25%
Test 2 Monday, March 13, 18:00-18:50 25%
Final Exam TBA 50%

Important Notes on Class Tests:

  • Students who are more than 10 minutes late for the beginning of the test will not be allowed to write the test in order not to disturb the class.
  • Students are asked to remain in their seats until 18:20 in order not to disturb those who are still writing.
  • The answers on scantrons should be marked only in pencil.
  • Students are required to write their full name and the student number on the scantron and mark their student number accurately in the appropriate boxes on the scantron. The errors lead to a significant delay in processing of the scantrons by the IT servies.

Note: Friday, March 10, 2017 is the last day for withdrawal without academic penalty and last day to change from credit to audit status for Duration 3 courses.