Institute of Astronomy

Part II Calendar - 2017-18

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


Date and Time Subject Venue / Information
out of term
23 Sept
Submission of CATAM Part 1B projects (mainly NST students)
Tues 3 October Full MICHAELMAS term begins  
Tues 3 October 10:00 Introductory meeting with Course Coordinator and Chair of Teaching Committee followed by tour of IoA

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Sackler Lecture Theatre

Tues 3 October 10:45 Library Tour by Mark Hurn, IoA Librarian Library, Observatory Building
Approx 11:15 Coffee Hoyle Building Foyer
Wed 4  October 12:30-13:00 Meeting with Carolin Crawford  on outreach opportunities at IoA. Sackler Lecture Theatre
Wed 4  October 14-15:00
Maths induction meeting including career information and Part III - Dr Jonathan Evans (Cathie Clarke, IoA).
Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums site
Thur 5 October from 09:00 Individual photographs Hoyle Foyer
Thur 5  October 10:00 Part II Astrophysics Lectures begin (see Lecture List) - Introduction to Cosmology,  M Pettini Sackler Lecture Theatre
During 2nd wk of MT Supervision arrangements - list issued  
Tues 19 October 13:15-13:45 Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer 12.30-13.45)
Ryle Large Meeting Room
Tues 24 October 14-15:00 CATAM vacation projects examples class given by Richard McMahon Ryle Large Meeting Room
Fri 27 Oct 13:30-15:30 MATLAB session for - invitation from Mark Spivak venue to be confirmed in CMS

Fri 27 Oct
by midnight

Deadline for submitting CATAM Declaration using Raven log in at on line (see email from Maths)
Mon 30 Oct TBC Publication of essay topics via email (hardcopies provided)
Thurs 2 Nov
12:15 TBC
ESSAY TOPICS PRESENTATIONS by essay advisers Sackler Lecture Theatre
Thurs 2 Nov Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer 12.30-1.45)
Ryle Large Meeting Room
Th 2 Nov Final deadline for examination entry (check with colleges) short training video via CamSIS
Mon 6 Nov Faith provision in University Exams  (form here) Religious observance
Th 9 Nov
Final deadline for Directors of Studies approval of
examination enrolments.
via CamSIS
Th 9 Nov
1-2pm TBC
"Introduction to LaTeX" by  Dr Stephen Eglen Meeting Room 3, CMS

Thursday 16 Nov

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer 12.30-1.45)
Ryle Large Meeting Room
Tu 28  Nov 12.15  PIZZA PARTY WITH IoA staff Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 29 Nov

Last day of Michaelmas Term lectures



Fri 1 December Full Michaelmas Term ends  
Tues 16 January Full LENT Term begins  
Thur 18 January Lent term lectures begin - (See Lecture List)  
During 2nd wk of LT Supervision arrangements - list issued  
TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer)
Ryle Large Meeting Room
TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer)
Hoyle Committee Room
TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer)
[Wed 21 February 2.30pm] TBC [For information: IoA teaching staff Presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics Students, Sackler Lecture Theatre] Sackler Lecture Theatre
Thurs 8 Mar
Feedback Meeting with members of Teaching Committee and Senior Examiner. Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 14  March Last day of Lent Term lectures Sackler Lecture Theatre
Fri 16  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.
Fri 16  March Full Lent Term ends  
Tues 24 April Full EASTER Term begins  
Wed 2 May
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 3 May
Deadline for submission of Essay Course secretary's office H6
Mon 4 June
Paper 1 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Tues  5 June
Paper 2 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Thurs 7 June, 09:00-12:00 Paper 3 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms  
Fri 8 June
Paper 4 Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Mon, 11 June NB Vivas (CATAM) are likely to take place CMS
[Optional Wed 13 June 11.15 Meeting at CMS  for students intending to continue to Part III Astrophysics in 2018-2019. [Note this is relevant for Maths students mainly.] MR2, CMS] 
Thur 14 June, 09:00 (all students must attend) Vivas (see Examination Notice) and group photograph meet in Hoyle Building
Fri 15 June It is expected that your results will be available for you (and no-one else) via CamSIS  

Fri 15 June

Examination results announced at Senate House  
Fri 15 June Full Easter Term ends  


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