Select a recent (within the last year) journal article from either the
(available on line through SFSU library), Monthly Notices of the RAS,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, or the Astronomical Journal. Make a
paper copy of your article. Read it through once, and highlight
everything you do not understand. Bring it to class on Thursday
Assignment # 2
Take three of your highlighted words or phrases and research
them. Use the web, your textbooks, other books in the
library. Take notes! Be prepared to discuss what you have
learned in class.
Assignment # 3
Find three papers listed as references in your original paper.
The Astrophysics data system
is a great resource. Read the abstracts. Make sure you understand
the relevance of these articles to your original article. Come to
class prepared to discuss what you have learned.