PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy - 2016 Fall
E-mail: ringwald[at]csufresno.edu and
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Phone: (559) 278-8426 |
Also: (559) 278-2371
Office: McLane Hall J-wing Room 11 (near the ground-floor Women's
Room and east of McLane 161)
Office hours (between August 22 and December 8): MWTh 3:30-5:20
If students need to see Professor Ringwald outside office hours,
please call or e-mail first.
You don't need an appointment to come in during office hours.
This is time set aside for students, when Professor Ringwald will be
You can get homework help, free tutoring, or review sessions
before exams, personalized just for you.
Please feel free to contact me, if you have any problems whatsoever in
this course: or if you're doing well, and just want to talk about the
wonders and mysteries of the Universe. It's in my interest, and I care,
that you do well!
News, updated 2016 September 23:
- PSci 21 labs on Monday (9/26), Tuesday (9/27), and Wednesday
will meet in the regular lab classrooms (McLane 258 or
at the regular lab times (5:30 or 7:30 p.m.), and do:
Lab 3: The Mystery Constellations.
Bring to all PSci 21 labs:
- The (lunar blue) PSci 21 Lab Manual,
- The Stars, by H. A. Rey,
- A scientific calculator,
- A clear plastic ruler.
- Read, by Wednesday, 9/28: Chapter 9 of Astronomy for
- Homework 5 (on Some Logical Fallacies and How to Avoid Them),
on pages A11-A12 of the (solar yellow) PSci 21 Class Notes will be due
in class as a paper copy during the first five minutes
of class on Friday, September 30.
Sorry, but no late work will
HW5 uses only a Scantron and no other page: see the instructions
- Mid-Term Exam 1 will be in class on Friday, October 7. It
will be a closed-book, closed-notes exam. It will have 50
multiple-choice questions in 45 minutes. It will cover Chapters 1-8 of
Astronomy for Beginners, Lab 1 (on Star Names, Maps, and
Constellations), and pages 9-35, 66-72, 108-121, and 127-135 of The
Stars, by H. A. Rey.
Bring to Mid-Term Exam 1:
- Number 2 pencils,
- Scientific calculators,
- Important: 882-E or 882-ES Scantron forms.
Phones or other devices that can communicate outside the classroom will
not be allowed during PSci 21 exams, even if used only as calculators.
Important: Do the readings, and take notes while reading in
a distraction-free environment, I guarantee it will help.
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