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 November 28:
- PSci 21 classes and labs will resume on Monday, November 30.
- PSci 21 labs on Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1:
Meet in the lab classrooms (McLane 258 or 264),
at the regular lab times (5:30 or 7:30 p.m.) and do:
Bring to all PSci 21 labs:
- The (lunar blue) PSci 21 Lab Manual,
- A scientific calculator.
- Read, by Wednesday, December 2:
Chapters 27, 28, 29, and 30 of Astronomy for Beginners.
- Homework 11 (on the Nature of Evidence), on page A29
the (solar yellow) PSci 21 Class Notes, is due in class as
a paper copy
during the first five minutes of class on
Friday, December 4.
Sorry, but no late work will be accepted.
- The Research Paper (over 1200 words long, typed or computer
printed, and with at least 8 references) is due in class as
a paper copy during the first five minutes of class on
Wednesday, December 9, and NOT on the day of the Final Exam.
For detailed instructions about both the Paper Title and Summary (due
11/23), and the Research Paper (due 12/09), see the Writing Guide for
Research Papers, on pages 10-14 of the (solar yellow) PSci 21 Class
For how to write the papers, see The Elements of Style, by Strunk
- You can get homework help from me during my office hours
2-3, TuTh 3:30-4:30), in J-wing Room 11 of McLane Hall.
- The Learning Center can also help with the math and writing
in this course.
They are in the basement of Madden Library, and are open at:
M 9-5, Tu
10-8, W 9-4:30, Th 10-5, F 9-3.
- Free tutors from the physics department can also help with
Their schedule is:
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||9:00 to 10:50 a.m.
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||9:00 a.m. to Noon
Professor Ringwald's home page
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