AA1051 Introduction to Astronomy

Module Schedule Entry 2015

Date

Action

Deadlines

September

Blackboard Welcome open

Check your eLearn access

14-Oct-15

Introductory email
Course Notes Sections 1+2 

Access given to learning materials

19-Oct-15

 

Self-test Night Sky Exercise

26-Oct-15

 

Self-test Magnitudes Exercise

2-Nov-15

 

Start Observations for Exp 1 report.

4 Nov - Online classroom meeting: Group A

5 Nov - Online classroom meeting: Group B

9-Nov-15

Course Notes Sections 3+4 

 

16-Nov-15

 

 

23-Nov-15

 

26 Nov - Online classroom meeting

30-Nov-15

 

7-Dec-15

Course Notes Sections 5+6 

8 Dec - Exp 1 Report due in

14-Dec-15

 

Start Observations for Self-test Sidereal Day Experiment

21-Dec-15

Christmas

 

28-Dec-15

1 Jan - New Year BH

Self-test multiple choice (1-6)

4-Jan-16

 

Start self-test Planet and Moon Observations

11-Jan-16

 

14 Jan - Online classroom meeting

18-Jan-16

Course Notes Sections 7+8

 

25-Jan-16

 

26 Jan - Question Sheet 1 (1-6) due in

1-Feb-16

(5 - 6 Feb Astrofest 2016)

 

8-Feb-16

 

 

15-Feb-16

Course Notes Sections 9+10

 

22-Feb-16

25 Feb - Online classroom meeting

29-Feb-16

 4 - 6 Mar - Alston Weekend

 

7-Mar-16

 

 

14-Mar-16

Course Notes Sections 11+12

15 Mar - Exp 2 Report due in

21-Mar-16

 

 

28-Mar-16

28 Mar - Easter Monday

Self-test multiple choice (7-12)

4-Apr-16

 

11-Apr-16

 

14 Apr - Online classroom meeting

18-Apr-16

 

Finish self test sidereal, planet and moon observations.

25-Apr-16

 

26 Apr - Question Sheet 2 (7-12) due in

27 Apr - Staff-Student Liaison Meeting

2-May-16

2 May - May BH

 

9-May-16

 

 

16-May-16

 

 

23-May-16

 

 

30-May-16

30 May - May BH

Assessment Boards start

27-Jun-16

 

University Results Day

You should start work on the sections of Course Notes during the weeks indicated.

The Module book, all Course Notes and Self-Test Exercises are available on Elearn.

BH=Bank Holiday (UK holiday). The optional online classroom meetings are normally on
Thursday evenings 8‑9 pm on the dates given above (subject to demand).

For the first meeting Group A is for surnames A-L on Wed 4 November 7-8 pm.

For the first meeting Group B is for surnames M-Z on Thu 5 November 8‑9 pm.