I was a TA for Astro 1101 at Cornell (instructed by Steve Squyres and Alex Hayes). These are the notes that I provided to my students each week.

**Note**: *The students in this class are mostly first-years, many of whom are non-technical.*

**1. Basic math of astronomy, Kepler's Laws**

**2. Seasons, sidereal/solar days, Moon phases/geometry, tides, Kepler's 3rd Law**

**5. Half lives, dating curves, and mass spectroscopy**

**6. Equilibrium temperature of the Earth**

**8. Proton-proton chain, life cycle of a star**

**9. Venus atmosphere and geology**

**10. Martian surface processes, gas escape, RADAR imaging**

**12. Rings and the Roche Limit, RADAR depth sounding, the gas giants**