Astronomy 162, Spring 2006, Course Information

Professor Patrick S. Osmer
Welcome to the Astronomy 162 course page. It is intended to be a resource for the material we will cover this quarter. I will use it to make available copies of the syllabus, lecture notes, and other information about the course.

Check this page for updates on the course during the quarter.

The Makeup Quiz will be on Wednesday, May 31, between
5 and 6PM in the Planetarium, 5033 Smith Lab.  It is for
people who have missed one of the four quizzes

Final Exam is Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30AM in Stillman Hall 100. 
The final will have 100 questions: 40 on the material
since the last quiz and 60 covering the material from
the first four quizzes

Lecture Notes

The web site for the text is

Sources for Astronomical Images and Additional Information

Anglo-Australian Observatory

Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars

Chandra X-ray Observatory

European Southern Observatory

(Hubble) Space Telescope Science Institute

Hubble Heritage Program

National Optical Astronomy Observatories

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

U.S. Naval Obs. Info. on Upcoming Eclipses  

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Updated: 2006, April 20