Dr. Daunt's

Astronomy 161 Spring 2012

Web Guide

Dept. Physics & Astronomy
University of Tennessee

(Last revised: January 17, 2012)


Daily Syllabus

Mastering Astronomy


Astro Pict of Day

Extra Credit

Study Guides

Quiz Preparation

Tutorial Quizzes

Chapter Notes 

Lecture Overheads

Seating Assignments

Old Astr 161 Lectures

Old Astr 162 Lectures

Astronomy Resources

BOOKS: Astronomy Today (Seventh Edition)
Vol. 1 The Solar System with Mastering Astronomy

by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan


  Turning Point Clicker (UTK Bookstore)
[for attendence and in lecture questions]
Mastering Astronomy Website
[for online homework]

Online Journey  Astronomy: The Solar System by Michael Guidry, Margaret Riedinger and Frank Edward Barnes (Student Companion)
[Available online free (text only) through UTK Library Electronic Course Reserves) 


Subject Matter:  Introduction to Astronomy and Study of the Solar System
Chapter  1 Charting the Heavens   Chapter  9 Venus
Chapter  2 The Copernican Revolution  Chapter 10 Mars
Chapter  3 Radiation Chapter 11 Jupiter
Chapter  4 Spectroscopy Chapter 12 Saturn
Chapter  5 Telescopes  Chapter 13 Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
Chapter  6 The Solar System Chapter 14 Solar System Debris
Chapter  7 Earth Chapter 15 The Formation of Planetary Systems
Chapter  8 The Moon and Mercury Chapter 28 Life in the Universe

Some Web Links of Interest
for Astronomy Students

Dr. Steve Daunt (short bio)      email: sdaunt[at]utk.edu   http://www.phys.utk.edu/daunt/