Institute of Astronomy

Part II Calendar - 2015-16

2015/2016  CALENDAR

Some entries/dates may be subject to change and further additions made.


Date and Time Subject Venue / Information
by 25 September Submission of CATAM Part 1B projects (mainly NST students) Judith Moss Hoyle Room 48
Tues 6 October Full MICHAELMAS term begins  
Tues 6 October 10:00 Introductory meeting with Course Coordinator and Chairman of Teaching Committee followed by tour of IoA

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Sackler Lecture Theatre

Tues 6 October 10:45 Library Tour by Mark Hurn, IoA Librarian Library, Observatory Building
Approx 11:15 Coffee Hoyle Building Foyer
Wed 7 October 12.30-13.00 Meeting with Carolin Crawford  on outreach opportunities at IoA. Sackler Lecture Theatre
Wed 7 October 2-3pm
Maths induction meeting including CATAM (Dr Matthew Wingate),  career information and Part III Astrophysics.
Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums site
Thur 8  October 10:00 Part II Astrophysics Lectures begin (see Lecture List) - Structure and Evolution of Stars,  P Hewett Sackler Lecture Theatre
Thur 8 October from 12:15 Photographs Note: meet in Hoyle Foyer (IoA) outside Sackler Lecture Theatre for photos
During 2nd wk of MT Supervision arrangements - list issued  
Wed 14 October 17:00-18:30 Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Thurs 15 Oct13:00-14:00 LaTex lecture and practicals.  [email will be sent with sign-up details for practicals] Dr  Stephen Eglen. CMS MR2
Fri 23 Oct
by midnight
Deadline for submitting CATAM Declaration using Raven log in at on line (see email from Dr Wingate)
*NEW* Mon 26 October
CATAM vacation projects examples class given by Wyn Evans Ryle Large Meeting Room
Wed 28 October 17:00-18:30 Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Tues Nov 3
Part IB CATAM project examples class with Project Advisor Hoyle Committee Room
Mon 2 Oct Publication of essay topics via email (hardcopies provided)
Thurs 5 Nov
ESSAY TOPICS PRESENTATIONS by essay advisers Sackler Lecture Theatre
Fri 6 Nov TBC Final deadline for examination entry (check with colleges) via CamSIS
Wed 11 Nov 17:00-18:30 Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 25 Nov 17:00-18:30 Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room


Tu 1 Dec 12.30 PIZZA PARTY WITH IoA staff Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 2 December Last day of Michaelmas Term lectures  
Fri 4 December Full Michaelmas Term ends  
Tues 12 January Full LENT Term begins  
Thur 14 January Lent term lectures begin - (See Lecture List)  
During 2nd wk of LT Supervision arrangements - list issued  
[Wed 10 February 2.30pm] [For information: IoA teaching staff Presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics Students, Sackler Lecture Theatre]
Thurs 3 March
Feedback Meeting with members of Teaching Committee and Senior Examiner. Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 9 March Last day of Lent Term lectures Sackler Lecture Theatre
Fri 11 March Deadline for essay choice to be given to Course Secretary OR students should inform Course Secretary of their intention to submit computational projects (CATAM) by this date. jm(at)
Fri 11 March Full Lent Term ends  
Tues 19 April Full EASTER Term begins  
W 27 April
deadline for submission of CATAM projects and for submission of electronic files. Location for submission of projects will be communicated via email about 1 week before the deadline. Students should inform the Astrophysics Course Secretary which ones they have attempted CATAM News EL.09 in Pavilion E of the CMS Obtain a declaration form from CMS reception or here.
Thur 28 Apr
deadline for submission of Essay Course secretary's office, H48
Mon 29 May
13:30-16:30 TBC
Paper 1 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Tues 30 May, 13:30-16:30 TBC Paper 2 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Thurs 2 June
09:00-12:00 TBC
Paper 3 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Fri 3 June, 09:00-12:00 TBC Paper 4 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms  
Mon, 6 June NB Vivas (CATAM) are likely to take place CMS
Wed 8 June 11.15 Meeting at CMS  for students intending to continue to Part III Astrophysics in 2016-2017, e.g. to collect guide etc. MR2, CMS
Thur 9 June, 09:00 (all students must attend) Vivas (see Examination Notice) and group photograph meet in Hoyle Building
Th 9 June TBC It is expected that your results will be available for you (and no-one else) via CamSIS  

Fri 10 June

Examination results announced at Senate House  
Fri 10 June Full Easter Term ends  


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