PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy - 2014 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 21 and December 10):
TuTh 3:30-4:30 p.m.
If students need to see Prof. 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 Prof. Ringwald will be in.
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 2014 October 29:
- Homework 9 (the Moon phases and eclipses exercise),
pages A25-A26 of the (solar yellow) Class Notes,
will be due in
class during the first five minutes of class
Friday, October 31. Sorry, but no late work will be accepted.
- Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2.
"Fall back" to 1 a.m. at this time.
- PSci 21 labs on Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4:
Meet in the lab classrooms (McLane 258 and 264),
at the regular lab times (5:30 and 7:30 p.m.), and do:
Lab 9, The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram.
Bring to all PSci 21 labs:
- The (lunar blue) PSci 21 lab manual,
- A scientific calculator,
- A clear plastic ruler.
- Read, by Wednesday, November 5:
- Re-read Chapters 9-22 of Astronomy for Beginners and
136-138 of The Stars by H. A. Rey,
to prepare for Mid-Term Exam 2
on Friday, November 7.
- Mid-Term Exam 2 will be on Friday, November 7. It will be an
open-book, open-notes exam. It will have 50 multiple-choice questions in
45 minutes. It will cover:
- Chapters 9-22 of Astronomy for Beginners,
- Pages 136-138 of The Stars, by H. A. Rey.
Bring to the Mid-Term Exam 2:
- Number 2 pencils,
- Scientific calculators,
- Important: 882-E or 882-ES Scantron forms.
Cell phones or any other device that can communicate outside the classroom
will not be allowed during PSci 21 exams, even if used only as calculators
with the communications functions turned off.
Do the readings, and take notes while reading
in a distraction-free environment, I guarantee it will help.
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