PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy - 2017 Spring
E-mail: ringwald[at]csufresno.edu and
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Phone: (559) 278-8426 |
Also: (559) 278-2371
Office: Room 11 of the J-wing of McLane Hall (near the
ground-floor Women's Room and east of McLane 161)
Office hours (between January 17 and May 12): MWF 1-2, TuTh
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 2017 March 22:
- Homework 8 (the Drawing Exercise), on pages A23-A24 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
(3/24). Sorry, but no late work will be accepted.
- PSci 21 labs on Monday (3/27), Tuesday (3/28), and Wednesday
are scheduled for the Range.
I will announce in class on Monday (3/27) whether the weather is OK.
If the weather is OK:
Meet at the Range (not on campus) at 7:30-8 p.m., and do:
Lab 2: Deep-Sky Observing Lab A.
If the weather is NOT OK:
Meet in the lab classrooms (McLane 258 or 264)
at the regular lab times (3:30, 5:30, or 7:30 p.m.), and do:
- Read, by Wednesday (3/29): Chapters 22 and 23 of Astronomy for
- Homework 9 (the Moon Phases and Eclipses etc. exercise), on
pages A25-A26 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 Wednesday (3/29). Notice: this is Wednesday,
not Friday. Sorry, but no late work will be accepted.
- There will be no class on Friday, March 31, since it will be a
César Chávez Day.
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