SPSP 235 Solar System Astronomy Fall 2010.1

Final course grades posted except HW 4 (which my computer ate) -- let me know if there are any mistakes. Not all Moon Journals graded, some were just checked off, but full credit would not have changed your letter grade.

Happy Thanksgiving !

Course homepage: http://people.rit.edu/agysps/courses/235_101web/index.htm
Information about the RIT Observatory is also available.


Dr. Anne G. Young     Schedule for the current quarter
Office: Gosnell-3218 (on the 3rd floor "behind the elevator")
Phone: 475-2089
E-mail: agysps at ritdotedu

Class hours

Monday, Wednesday    noon - 12:50 p.m.    Gosnell-2305
Thursday                       noon - 12:50 p.m.    Gleason-3129     ***CORRECTED***

Required materials

Recommended for learning constellations: "The Stars: a New Way to See Them" by H. A. Rey

Schedule (tentative)      

The Final Exam is scheduled for Thurs, 18 Nov, 8-10 a.m. !!!!   NOT my choice!

Requirements for the course and grading

The homework assignments will be collected on the due date and graded. You should get as much help as you need in order to understand the questions and to answer them. You may ask me, work with other students, or find help any other way you wish, but the paper you finally turn in should be your own work.

The questions that we answer in class ("assignments") are mostly for my information so I know what you understand about the topics that we are studying. I do check off that you have turned the sheet in, but only some of them will be graded. The tutorial worksheets will be checked off and corrected (or gone over in class), but not graded.

There will probably be two 1-hour (in-class) tests and the final exam. The final exam will be at the scheduled time and cumulative; it will cover all of the material that we have discussed, but the emphasis will be on the material covered after the second test.

Approximate percentages:        

If you have any special needs, you should inform me during the first week of classes. Please contact me after class or at my office.
SPSP236 The lab associated with this class will meet in at the RIT Observatory the week beginning Monday, 6 Sept 2010, from 8-10 p.m. at the RIT Observatory on John Street [map]. Come Monday only if you are in the that section!

The lab instructor is Ms. Stacey Davis. Her office is in the LBJ building (60) - 2254, phone: (v/tty) 475-2032, e-mail: smd5659.

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