assignment #5 (due on Wed, Nov 2, 2011) is available for download.
Important: The date for the field trip to Mt. Wilson has now moved to December 3!.
Here are the links to the literature that will prepare you for class:
The Brightest Explosions in the Universe, by N. Gehrels, L. Piro, and P. Leonard.
Scientific American, December 2002. http://bit.ly/sA7Tpi
Gamma-Ray Bursts: A Supernova Connection, by D. Hartmann,
Nature Physics, 6, 241, 2010,
Optional reading (advanced stuff):
The Supernova Gamma-Ray Burst Connection, by S. Woosley & J. Bloom,
Annual Review in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 44, 507, 2006,