The table below shows the sequence of topics we will cover in this course. The dates are slightly tentative -- we may occasionally move ahead or fall behind. As you can see, we are not always following the textbook's arrangement of material. We may skip some sections within chapters.
|Week 1||Coordinate systems and distances via parallax||Chapter 1, 3.1|
|Week 2||Measuring the luminosity of stars||3.2-3.5|
|Week 3||Measuring the temperature of stars||3.3-3.6|
|Week 4||Orbits within the solar system||2.1-2.3|
|Week 5||Orbits outside the solar system and stellar masses||7.1-7.3, 2.4|
|Weeks 6,7,8||Determining the chemical composition of stars||5.1-5.3, 8.1-8.2|
|Weeks 8,9,10||Radiation and stellar atmospheres||9.1-9.4|
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