Astronomy 1144 Spring 2018

Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

TTh: 9:35--10:55 am, Macquigg Lab 160


Course Instructor: Prof. Smita Mathur


Office: 4039 McPherson Laboratory


Office Hours: by appointment. (See below for office hours with the GTA)


e-mail: mathur.17@osu.edu



Recommended Text Book: OpenStax Astronomy
https://openstax.org/details/books/astronomy
The on-line version is free; a paper version is also available and is inexpensive


GTA: Lianshui Zhao

Office: 3021 Physics Research Laboratory


e-mail: zhao.1157@buckeyemail.osu.edu


Office Hours: Mondays: 2--3pm; Wednesdays: 2--3pm



For the week-by-week course syllabus, lecture slides, answers to homework questions and reviews, click on:

Course Syllabus


Homework: posted most Thursdays. Homework does NOT contribute to the final grade.

Exams: Three in class tests:
Tuesday; February 6
Thursday, March 8;
Thursday, April 12.
Each test contributes 20% to the final grade.
Final exam is CUMULATIVE. contributes 40% to the final grade.
( Monday, April 30, 8am to 9:45am, in the class room)
Nominal grade boundary percentages are as follows:
A: 90; A-: 85; B+: 80; B: 75; B-: 70; C+: 65; C: 60; C-: 55; D+: 50; D: 45

Make-up Policy: No make-up for final exam. Make-up tests will be offered only with prior arrangement. Medical and family emergencies will be the only exceptions. If a make-up test is not taken before the results are handed out, an essay-type make up test will be offered.


Smita Mathur (smita@astronomy.ohio-state.edu)

Revised: 2018 January 8th.