SPSP 235 Solar System Astronomy Fall 2012.1

Final grades are posted. Let me know if you have any questions or see anything that doesn't look right.

Final Exam  
TUESDAY      12:30 - 2:30 pm      Details here.
Sample questions for final      Answers
   Room:   Gosnell-2300 (below our usual classroom)
   Planetary Atmospheres worksheet (approx. 10% of final exam) (pdf): work on your own or with friends, come ask me if you have questions, open book, Google, etc but the work you submit should be your own -- don't copy.

Course homepage: http://people.rit.edu/agysps/courses/235_121web/index.htm
Information about the RIT Observatory is also available.


Dr. Anne G. Young     Schedule for the current quarter
Office: Gosnell-3127 (to enter office knock hard on 3125 until I hear you)
Phone: 475-7446
E-mail: agysps at ritdotedu

Graduate Student assistant:    Triana Almeyda    tra3595 at ritdotedu

Class hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thurs    noon - 12:50 p.m.    Gosnell-3305    

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 Fri, 16 Nov, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  


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 tutorial worksheets that we do in class ("assignments") are mostly for my information so I know what you understand about the topics that we are studying (and for your information so you will know if you understand the kinds of questions that will be on the quizzes and tests). I do check off that you have turned the sheet in, but only some of them will be graded. The in-class activities (where we take data and calculate results) are usually 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:    

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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 at the RIT Observatory on John Street [map] the week beginning Monday, 3 Sept 2011, from 8-10 p.m. 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) - 2251, phone: (v/tty) 475-2032, e-mail: smd5659@rit.edu.

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