Academic Calendar Fall 2016

Observatory Visit Information
eLearning@UNI - for tests and grades
eLearning Help
Contact your instructor via e-mail at or by clicking here
Your instructor's schedule

Learning Resources
UNI Academic Learning Center - for academic assistance in many courses
Sites that Promote academic success - Dr. Linda Walsh
Computer Training Videos and access
What is the difference between high school and college?
Good (and Bad) Study Methods
How to get JAVA to work

Course Material - Notes, Homework, Review Sheets, Practice tests
Section 1 - Introductory material, motions of the Sun, Moon, and planets, physics of light, telescopes
Recorded Lectures
Homework #1 - PDF - Due September 4
Homework #2 - PDF - Due September 18
Test Review Sheets
Example Angle problems - Java Program
Moon Phases Quiz - Java Program
Another Moon Phases Quiz - Java Program
Section 2 - The Sun, other stars, their properties, formation, life and death, supernovae, pulsars, black holes
Recorded Lectures
Homework #3 - PDF - Due October 2
Daily Sunspot Number - Use the NOAA value
Sunspot Predictions
Historical Sunspot Cycles
Star Generator
Spectral Type Characteristics
Homework #4 - PDF - Due October 16
Recent Supernovae Don't use Internet Explorer to view this - use Firefox, or Chrome.
Test Review Sheets
Section 3 - The Milky Way and other galaxies, active galaxies, the Universe and its fate
Recorded Lectures
Homework #5 - PDF - Due November 6
Globular Cluster Information
Galaxies - Question 2
Test Review Sheets
Section 4 - Planets and other things in the solar system.
Recorded Lectures
Homework #6 - PDF - Due November 20
Transit of Planet
If you can't get the above to work use this link
Image of transiting planet
Homework #7 - PDF - Due December 11
Test Review Sheets
Supplementary Material
Constellation Java Programs
Constellation Maps - PDF Format
Constellation Quizzes
Various Astronomy Web Sites
On-line Calculator