Reading Assignments
The reading assignments listed below are from Freedman and Kaufmann, UNIVERSE, 8th edition.
In order to get the most out of the lectures, you must read each assignment BEFORE the lecture.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your instructor will not discuss each and every topic in the lecture  only the ones that he feels will give you the most difficulty.
If a topic in the reading is not discussed in lecture, but is in the assigned reading, you are still responsible for knowing and understanding that topic!
NOTE: THIS IS INTENDED TO BE A ROUGH GUIDE TO THE COURSE, NOT SOMETHING CARVED IN STONE. IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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Day 
Date 
Topic 
Reading Assignment 
F 
9/26/08 
Introduction: Astronomy and the Universe 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 1: Sections 11 through 18, Boxes 11, 12, and 13, Guest Essay "Why Astronomy?" 
M 
9/29/08 
Knowing the Heavens 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 2: Sections 21 through 28, Guest Essay "Why Astrology is Not Science" 
W 
10/1/08 
Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 3: Sections 31 through 36, Box 31, Guest Essay "Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy" 
F 
10/3/08 
The Motion of the Planets 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 4: Sections 41 through 45, Boxes 41 and 42 
M 
10/6/08 
Newton's Laws and Gravitation 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 4: Sections 46 through 47, Boxes 43 and 44 
W 
10/8/08 
The Nature of Light 
UNIVERSE, section 4.8: Chapter 5: Sections 51 through 56, Boxes 51, 52, 53, and 54 
F 
10/10/08 
Light and Atoms 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 5: Sections 57 through 59, Boxes 55 and 56 
M 
10/13/08 
Optics and Telescopes 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 6: Sections 61 through 66, Box 61 
W 
10/15/08 
Our Solar System 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 7: Sections 71 through 76, Boxes 71 and 72 
F 
10/17/08 
Magnetic Fields, 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 7: Sections 77 through 78, Box 71 
M 
10/20/08 
The Origin of Our Solar System II, 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 8: Sections 84 through 86, Guest Essay "Alien Planets" 
W 
10/22/08 
Our Living Earth 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 9: Sections 94 through 97 
F 
10/24/08 
FIRST MIDTERM EXAM! 
Covers all assigned material from 9/26/2008 through 10/17/2008 Bring a #2 pencil and eraser and a ParSCORE Scantron sheet (8 1/2" x 11" size, red, form number F1712, available at the Arbor, the UCSB Bookstore, and other fine retail outlets) Calculators are permitted on the exam, but cell phones are NOT allowed. 
M 
10/27/08 
Our Barren Moon 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 10: Sections 101 through 105 
W 
10/29/08 
Red Planet Mars 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 11: Mars only 
F 
10/31/08 
The Sun's Dynamic Interior 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 16: Sections 161 through 164, Box 181 
M 
11/3/08 
The Sun's Outer Layers 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 16: Sections 165 through 1610 
W 
11/5/08 
Introducing the Stars 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 17: Sections 171, 172, 174, and 175, Boxes 171 and 172 (skip magnitude, section 173) 
F 
11/7/08 
The Nature of Stars 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 17: Sections 176 through 178, Box 174 
M 
11/10/08 
How Stars Are Born 
UNIVERSE, Section 179; Chapter 18: Sections 181 through 186, Box 181 
W 
11/12/08 
How Stars Are Born and Evolve 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 18: Sections 187 and 188 
F 
11/14/08 
How Stars Die 
UNIVERSE, Section 195; (skip 196,7) Chapter 20: Sections 201 through 206 
M 
11/17/08 
Neutron Stars 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 21, sections 211 through 213; 
W 
11/19/08 
SECOND MIDTERM EXAM! 
Covers all assigned material from 10/17/08 through 11/14/08 Bring a #2 pencil and eraser and a ParSCORE Scantron sheet (8 1/2" x 11" size, red, form number F1712, available at the Arbor, the UCSB Bookstore, and other fine retail outlets) Calculators are permitted on the exam, but cell phones are NOT allowed. 
F 
11/21/08 
Relativity and Black Holes 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 22: Sections 221 through 225, Boxes 221 and 222 
M 
11/24/08 
Black Holes 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 22: Sections 221 through 225, Boxes 221 and 222 
W 
11/26/08 
Class cancelled due to Thanksgiving 

F 
11/3/08 
HOLIDAY  Thanksgiving 

M 
12/1/08 
Black Holes 
UNIVERSE, Chapter 22: Sections 225 through 228, Box 223 
W  12/3/08  The Discovery of the Galaxy  UNIVERSE, Chapter 23: Sections 231 through 235, Box 231, Box 232 
F  12/5/08  Galaxies and the Expanding Universe  UNIVERSE, Chapter 26: Sections 261 through 262 
FINAL EXAM: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 8:0011:00 a.m.
in Broida 1610 (the lecture room)
The Final Exam will cover all assigned material from the entire course.
Bring a #2 pencil and eraser and a ParSCORE Scantron sheet (8 1/2" x 11" size, red, form number F1712, available at the Arbor, the UCSB Bookstore, and other fine retail outlets).
Calculators are permitted on the Final Exam,
but cell phones are NOT allowed.