PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy - 2015 Fall
E-mail: ringwald[at]csufresno.edu and
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Phone: (559) 278-8426 |
Also: (559) 278-2371
Office: McLane 11 in the new J-wing, near the Women's Room.
Office hours (between August 25 and December 11):
TuTh 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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 2015 August 28:
- Read, by Wednesday, September 2:
- Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Astronomy for Beginners,
- The entire PSci Course Syllabus (handed out on Wednesday).
- Read, by Wednesday, September 9:
Pages 9-35, 66-72, 108-121, and 127-135 of The Stars by H. A. Rey,
- Chapters 4 and 5 of Astronomy for Beginners.
- Homework 1 (the Math Exercise), on pages A3-A4 of the (solar
yellow) PSci 21 Class Notes, is due in class as a paper
copy during the first five minutes of class on Friday,
September 11. Sorry, but no late work will be accepted.
- You can get help with Homework 1 from me during my office hours
(MWF 2-3, TuTh 3:30-4:30 in McLane J-wing room 11) and from
Learning Center in the basement of Madden Library.
The Learning Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F, and will be
having Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. all this week, from today to
Friday (9/04). They say: "Ace your grades by coming to the right place!"
- PSci 21 labs begin on Monday, September 14 or Tuesday,
Meet at the regular lab times (5:30 or 7:30 p.m.)
in the lab classrooms (McLane 258 and 264) and do:
Lab 1: Star Names, Maps and Constellations.
- Be sure to be registered for a lab, in addition to the
lecture section we're in now. Pick one lab and go to it only: don't hop
from lab to lab, since lab instructors can't record your grades
accurately that way.
Professor Ringwald's home page
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Department of Physics,
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