Institute of Astronomy

Part II Calendar 2018-19

Date and Time

Subject

Venue/Information

MICHAELMAS TERM 2018

 

 

Out of Term by 20 September

Submission of CATAM Part 1B projects (mainly NST students)

 

OCTOBER

 

 

Tues 2 October

Full MICHAELMAS term begins

 

Tues 2 October

10.00

Introductory meeting with Course Coordinator and Chairman of Teaching Committee followed by tour of IoA

Please see map

 

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Tues 2 October

10.30

Library Tour by Mark Hurn, IoA Librarian (meet in Hoyle Foyer)

Library, Observatory Building

Tues 2 October

Approx 11.00

Coffee

Hoyle Building Foyer

Wed 3 October

12.30-13.00

Meeting with Matt Bothwell on outreach opportunities at IoA.

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Wed 3 October

14.00-15.00

Maths Induction meeting including career and CATAM project information, Dr Jonathan Evans

Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums site

Thur 4 October

from 09:00

Individual Photographs

(please leave enough time before lecture begins at 09:30)

Hoyle Foyer

Thur 4 October

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

 

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social

Dates to be confirmed

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social series

TBC

Thurs 11 Oct 13:00-14:00

TBC LaTex lecture and practicals. [email will be sent with sign-up details for practicals] Dr Stephen Eglen.

CMS MR2

Mon 15 October

Publication of Essay topics

Via email (hardcopies provided)

Tues 16 October

14:00-15:00

CATAM vacation projects examples class given by Richard McMahon

Ryle Large Meeting room

Fri 19 October

09.30

Essay Topics presentations by Essay Advisors

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Fri 26 Oct

By midnight

Deadline for submitting CATAM Declaration using Raven log in at http://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergrad/catam/Declarations/Current/II/

(on line) see email from Dr Wingate

NOVEMBER

 

 

Thurs 1 Nov

14.00-16.00

MATLAB session with Mark Spivack

BOOKING REQUIRED

CMS, GL.04

Fri 2 Nov TBC

Final deadline for examination entry (check with colleagues) Short training video

Via CamSIS

Mon 5 Nov

Faith provision in University Exams (form here)

Religious observance

Thurs 6 Nov

13.00-14.00

“Introduction to LaTeX” by Dr Stephen Eglen

CMS, MR2

Thurs 8 Nov

TBC

Final deadline for Directors of Studies approval of
examination enrolments.

Via CamSIS

Tues 27 Nov

13.00

PIZZA SOCIAL with IoA staff

Hoyle Foyer

Wed 28 Nov

Last day of Michaelmas Term lectures

 

Fri 30 Nov

Full Michaelmas Term ends

 

LENT TERM 2018

 

 

JANUARY

 

 

Tues 15 Jan

Full LENT TERM begins

 

Thurs 17 Jan

Lent Term lectures begin – (See Lecture List)

 

During 2nd week of LT

Supervision arrangements – list issued

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

Wed 20 Feb

14.30-15.30

(For information: IoA teaching staff presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics students

Sackler Lecture Theatre

MARCH

 

 

Wed 13 March

Last day of Lent Term lectures

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Thurs 14 March

11.30-12.30

Feedback Meeting with members of Teaching Committee and Senior Examiner

Large Ryle meeting room

Fri 15 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

Email Students Office

Fri 15 March

Full Lent Term ends

 

EASTER TERM 2018

 

 

APRIL

 

 

Tues 23 April

Full EASTER TERM begins

 

MAY

 

 

Wed 1 May

By 13.00

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 Pavillion E of the CMS. Obtain a declaration form from CMS reception

Thurs 2 May

By 13.00

Deadline for submission of Essay

Course Secretary’s office H6

JUNE

 

 

Examinations

 

 

Mon 3 June

13.30-16.30 TBC

Paper 1

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

Tues 4 June

09.00-12.00 TBC

Paper 2

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

Thurs 6 June

09.00-12.00 TBC

Paper 3

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

Fri 7 June

13.30-16.30

TBC

Paper 4

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

Mon 10 June

NB Vivas (CATAM) are likely to take place

CMS

NB Optional

Wed 12 June 11.15

Meeting at CMS for students intending to continue to Part III Astrophysics in 2018-2019 (NB mainly for students doing Part II Mathematics)

MR2, CMS

Thurs 13 June 09.00

(all students must attend)

Vivas (see Examination Notice) and group photograph

Meet in Hoyle building

Fri 14 June

It is expected that your results will be available for you (and non-one else) via CamSIS

 

Fri 14 June

Examination results announced at Senate House

 

Fri 14 June

Full Easter Term ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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