Small tutorial groups for Individual discussions each eek (“Questions of the Week”) Welcome to Astronomy/Origins 2803 Your instructor: Dry.Christine Wilson – astrophysics, relativity, cosmology – Keep an individual Journal on the Avenue to learn site -Respond with your thoughts and questions (through the Avenue site) to the weekly topics Jeremy Webb (Head TA) Special guest lecturers & a team of excellent Task! Your tutorial group meetings start Swept.10th! A bit about me – Professionally I am an “observational astronomer”.
My main interests are gas and star formation in galaxies.
I work primarily with radio and far-infrared data. A bit about the course – Vie been a professor at Master for 22 years. – Focus on big questions in physical sciences (with no math!! ): – Last year I was on sabbatical working with the Tacoma Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Santiago, Chile and in Charlottesville, Virginia. – The chance to discuss the big, fundamental questions of science – space and time, the universe on large scales, the big bang, dark matter Marking Scheme more details provided on Avenue Site 35% Final exam 15% 4% Clicker questions 22% Project 14% Participation in tutorials (not Just attendance!
Individual Journal First Mark in the course comes from logging into Avenue to Learn “Tutorials” are a key component of the course tutorials start in the first full week of classes (10th) make sure you have signed up for one! ** account for a significant portion of your final mark switching of tutorial sections can only be done with Solar Log onto Venezuelan and introduce yourself to the rest of your tutorial section and introducing yourself to the rest of your tutorial group! Deadline – September 1 5th Avenue to Learn Astronomy 2803 / ORIGINS 2803 Tutorial groups start Swept 10th.
Here’s how they work: – The discussion “question of the week” will be announced beforehand on Avenue – Think about it overnight and come to your tutorial group ready to discuss it – thoughts, reflections, conclusions, further questions. – Your TA will set up the question and divide you up into smaller discussion groups for half the period. Then, each subgroup summarizes its conclusions – final round for general discussion. What you’ll find on the avenue page: – Course Materials (outline, detailed marking scheme, project lists) A discussion area for your tutorial group – Place to write your Journals (only your TA can see your entries! (more details to come) – Calendar of important dates – Place to ask questions Click on Content ‘-Clickers -Register using your MAGIC!!! (not student #) -Write down your clicker serial number somewhere, it will wear off! Discussion topic for next weeks tutorial meeting (tutorial groups start next week! ) What are the ethical implications of colonizing Mars or other places in the Solar System? Should we do it? What do you think about the Mars One Idea?