Chabot College

Astronomy 10: The Solar System!

Scott Hildreth

Fall 2017 Courses

Astro 10 Class Resources:

Links to Powerpoint Lectures

Getting started with CONNECT with Canvas - short PowerPoint to help you register!

Using CONNECT to help you learn Astronomy

Stars & Constellations Handout for Planetarium Quiz

Citation Guide for Astronomy

Astronomy 10 Course Learning Outcomes

My expectations for you!


On-Line Class Discussion Assignment Lists

Please note that our class disscussion assignments must be submitted on time, as noted in our online class calendar.  Late work will not be accepted.  If you miss one required assignment, you can do the alternative assignments shown for extra credit by the next week.  You are allowed to submit up to two additional extra credit assignments anytime up to the last day of class for extra credit. 

Even if you miss a required assignment, you will still be expected to understand the ideas and results presented, as many directly relate to our exam questions and essays.

  ==> My suggestions for how to demonstrate good scholarship in the Astronomy Discussion Homework Assignments

  Initial Assignment:  Login to Canvas, Post a Short Bio, and Set Up Connect Access

  1. Sunsigns and Astrology: Where was the Sun when you were born?
          (extra credit: The Full Moon & Lunar Effects)
  2. The Reasons for Seasons
        (extra credit: Moon Phases around the world?)
  3. Magnetism vs. Gravity
        (extra credit: The Nature of Science)
  4. Women Hold Up Half the Sky
        (extra credit: Astronomical Poetry)
  5. Good Science vs. Bad Science: Asteroid XF11
        (extra credit: Ethics in Science)
  6. NASA's Budget - Is it worth the money?
        (extra credit: Astronomy in the News)
  7. The Evolution of Humanity & Detecting Life in Space





Last Updated: 8/10/17 - SH

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