# ASTRONOMY 292 ANNOUNCEMENTS: WINTER 2012

### One announcements:

Our final exam will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. in the usual room (McPherson 1008). Up to two pages (8.5x11
inches, each two-sided) of self-prepared notes, a calculator and the
sheet with the constants are allowed. There will be two parts to the
exam, with Part A consisting of six longer problems, of the kind we
had on the midterms, and Part B consisting of 24 short questions. The
entire material covered in the class is fair game, but with the most
recent material (quasars, cosmology) somewhat emphasized in part
A.
*Posted Friday, 2 March 2012*

### One announcement:

Our second midterm will be on Friday, February 24, 2012, in the
class. One page (two-sided) of self-prepared notes, a calculator and
the sheet with the constants are allowed. Roughly speaking, Chapters
16, 17.1, 19, 20 and 21 are fair game.
*Posted Monday, 20 February 2012*

### Two announcements:

The third homework, due Friday, 10 February in class: problems 16.1,
16.2, 16.4, 16.6, 16.7, 16.9, 18.1.
A "paper about a paper" assignment is due Friday, March 2nd, 2012.
Using ADS,
select an interesting, refereed astronomical paper published since
1970, and in no more than 3 pages (single spaced) describe what is in
that paper. Consult with me on your paper selection by no later than
Friday, February 17th, 2012.

*Posted Monday, 30 January 2012*

### One announcement:

Our first midterm will be on Friday, January 27, 2011, in the
class. One page (two-sided) of self-prepared notes, a calculator and
the sheet with the constants are allowed. Roughly speaking, Chapters
13, 14, 15 and 17 (but not 16) are fair game.
*Posted Monday, 23 January 2012*

### Two announcements:

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, university offices will
be closed and there will be no classes on Monday (1/16). Regular hours resume on Tuesday (1/17).
The second homework, due Monday 23 January in class:
problems 14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 14.6, 15.3, 15.5, 15.7. Problem 15.10 can be done
as extra credit.

*Posted Saturday, 14 January 2012*

### One announcement:

The first homework, due Tuesday 17 January
in class: problems 13.2, 13.3, 13.4, 13.5, 13.7, 13.8, 13.9. Problem
13.12 can be done as extra credit.
*Posted Friday, 6 January 2012*

### Two announcements:

Our class will from now on meet 5 minutes earlier, i.e., 12:25 - 1:13 p.m
(the same room).
Standing assignment for the A292 students: prepare 3-4 minutes presentation on the
current Astronomy Picture of the Day, presenter's
name will be randomly drawn each day.

*Posted Tuesday, 3 January 2012*

### Welcome! First Day of Class

The first day of class will be Tuesday, 3 January 2012.
See you there!
*Posted Tuesday, 14 December 2011*

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