Week 13

Thanksgiving break; no class on Thursday or Friday.

Read: A new theory of gravity (Chap. 23). We'll spend some time on this reading from Einstein on Monday, and then move on to some light reading from Gamow's Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland for Wednesday.
Quiz: Monday. Covers Leavitt and Slipher.

Homework exercises: Thanksgiving break starting Thursday; no homework.

Laboratory exercises: Shadow mechanics and Eclipse laboratory. Also: Keep up with your Jupiter and Planetary observations. They are due at the end of next week! Lunar observations are due by the end of this week!

A new theory of gravity (1 video):

Euclid, Gauss, and Mercury's orbit (no videos yet…):

A finite universe with no boundary (no videos yet…):
Intro. to Astronomy