SBCC Astronomy Lecture and Lab
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- ERTH 101 (Astronomy Lecture - 3
Introductory Survey of Astronomy (MW
9:35 - 10:55 am, Tu 6:00 - 9:05pm)
Sun, moon, tides, planets, spectra, nucleosynthesis, relativity,
Helpful Study Guides 1,2,3,4.
- ERTH 101 HR (Astronomy Lecture
Offered only in Spring
semester. Honors section team taught with multiple instructors.
Supplemental topics for the
astro lecture, research review projects, etc.
Materials presented below are for previous
semesters when I was the lead instructor.
For this semester, refer to your honors section instructor's sillabi and
Poster paper evaluation forms:
Presentation Eval Grid,
Final Evaluation Form.
Click here to learn more about and/or to join the
SBCC Honors Program.
- ERTH 102 (Astronomy Lab
- 1 unit)
Planetarium & Observatory at the Santa Barbara
Museum of Natural History
Directions to Lab
(held in the Planetarium at the SB Museum of Natural History)
Mon Lab A ,
Mon Lab B,
Tue Lab A,
Tue Lab B,
Syllabus, Lab Folder Grade
For those who can't attend the Requires Solar Observation,
Lab Solar Observation Make-Up.
For those enrolling, in lab, be sure to read the following
ERTH 105 (Topics
in Astronomy - 1 unit) - Recent NASA Missions
recent discoveries and comparative planetary geology from planetary
space flight missions. Taught by Dr. Tom Farr, JPL Research
Scientist currently working on these missions. No prior physics or astronomy background required.
Meets every other Friday 10-12 in EBS-102. Click here to see
Planet Mission presentation videos.
JPL Field Trip!
ERTH 106 (Black
Holes and the Universe - 3 units)
All the fun "neato" stuff of the
8:00 - 9:20 am)
No prior physics or astronomy background required.
Click here to view last year's
Video on 4th dimension. Flatland
Quantum Double Slit Experiment,
(Eastern Sierra Nevada Geology Field Course)
Offered every Fall
Lone Pine, Bishop, Mammoth, June
Lakes, Mono Lake, ... Study the
forces that shaped and formed the tallest mountains in the contiguous
ERTH 132 (Death Valley Geology Field Course)
Offered every Spring
The San Andreas Fault, The Black
and Funeral Mountains, Dante's View, Bad Water, Devils Golf Course,
Ubehebe Craters, Furnace Creek, Stove Pipe Wells, Sand Dunes, etc.
- Other Class Handouts:
Phases Handout, Solar
System Planet Summary,
Tutor Visit Form,
Fred's video of
SBCC Geology Field Courses,
Field Trip Waiver.
Click here to learn more about:
Observatory field trip (worksheet),
Space Shuttle field trip,
Jet Propulsion Laboratories JPL field trip (Info
with "starburst" adapter,
How Cell Phones are dealt with in my classes!,
Class Related Links:
Scale of the Universe,
7 Min of Terror.
Huygens landing on
1977 Powers of 10,
Powers off 10,
Set to music,
Astronomy, Skeptics Dictionary,
Russian Meteor 1,
SB Meteor Sighting,
SB meteor caught
by boy, DeStar
- Home Videos: Solar Eclipse
Space Shuttle Trip,
- Silly Links: Rap
Newton vs Bill Nei,
Rap Tesla vs
Spoof JPL Video,
String Theory set to Queeen!
- Student Links:
Club Pics, Neil deGrasse Tyson (group
R. Shankar with Students,
Student Astro Raps:
Student Astro Rap,