- ERTH-101 ASTRONOMY LECTURE (MW 9:35 -
- TO BE CLEAR: All Astronomy
Classes are full. Students enrolled in this section, but who do
not attend, will be dropped to make room for those trying to add.
To keep your spot in this class, you must attend every day (for the full
class period). It is not fair to students trying to add if
students who miss class are taking up spots.
- SYLLABUS & CLASS WEBSITE: Go over
syllabus and class expectations.
Class website at www.fieldstudy.com.
- SYLLABUS QUIZ: Read on-line
version of syllabus in preparation for "Syllabus Quiz" to be given 8/30.
- LECTURE TOPICS: Will lecture on
Feynman Quote (video)
Scientific Method (follow hyperlinks for more info).
- LECTURE CARDS: Lecture "kit
cards" are due 9/6. These are available at the bookstore (from the
cashier on the top floor and not from downstairs where the texts
are located). Cost is about $5.
- ASSIGNED READING: Read Ch 1 on
science and the size and scale of the Universe. Read reading Ch 2
on rotation, revolution, seasons, moon phases, eclipses, and ancient
Greek astronomy. Ch 2 is real important and we will focus on this
for the next few weeks of class!
- CRASH COURSE: Watch the Crash
Course videos posted on Canvas and take the associated quizzes.
You can take the quizzes three times and only your highest score will be
CRASH COURSE VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS:
You do not need the book, or to subscribe to anything to do these.
You can access them for free on Canvas. After logging into
Pipeline, click on the Canvas tab at the very top. Once in Canvas,
click on Assignments at the left, then you will see a list of Crash
Course assignments and due dates. Watch the videos and answer the
- SMART WORKS: Take the interactive
problem solving Smart Works quizzes posted on Canvas. You will
need to use your textbook access code, or purchase one before you can
access the system.
SMARTWORK ACTIVITY and QUIZ INSTRUCTIONS:
You do not need the book, but you do need to subscribe to the system
(which you can do with or without a book, or you can even choose to
purchase an on-line book instead). Follow the instructions shown
above for Crash Course videos. Once in Canvas and after selecting
Assignments at the left, scroll down below the video assignments to
see the Smartwork assignments. Click to access, and from there you
may be given a few options. You will be asked to input your code
(which comes with new books), or to purchase a code (or a code and
an on-line book). Choose what works for you. Once in the system,
you may be asked what school you are at and which course you are in.
The MW class should select ERTH-101 30373. The Tu Night class
should select ERTH-101 33131. For the five digit ID number,
use the last five digits of your student K number. Then you will
see a list of Smartwork assignments and due dates.
NOTE ON DUE DATES:
Since it takes some time for students to get on-line access to the
system and to familiarize yourself with the system, due dates have
been extended. Don't wait to the last minute to complete all
assignments. Try to pace yourself. Do a few now, then a few later,
and then just finish up the weekend before being due. Assignments
are generally due Sunday night before class at midnight.
- HONOR and INTEGRITY: Be sure to
always do your own work. Do not just get answers from someone else
in class. That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats
the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process. Always conduct
yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and
with representing your work.
- CLICKER QUIZZES: On 8/30, your
clickers will be registered to you. Select a seat that will work
for you for the remainder of the semester. Consider distance from
the front, lighting, distractions, friends, etc.
- DEPARTMENT WELCOME BBQ: There
will be a department "Welcome BBQ" Friday 9/8, 4-6 pm, Leadbetter Beach
afternoon beach party for our entire Earth Science Department, teachers
and students! Bring your friends (free food and fun!).
- ASTRONOMY CLUB: Join our school
club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on
Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
- FIRST CLUB MEETING: Club meeting
for the semester Friday 9/15, 6 pm, EBS-102. Only one "official"
club meeting per semester. Come join us to plan out the semester's
activities, to get to know your fellow club-mates, and to share your
interest in astronomy! Food, prizes, signups for field trips! This
year we have arranged for the Cassini Spacecraft to crash into Saturn
just for us, to honor our astronomy club and all new members.
Don't miss out. We will tell you all about it and we will watch
the news highlights of the crash!
- TUTORS: Visit the tutors and say
"Hi" to them. Here is the
Schedule. They have taken the class and can help you
understand the material and will give you all the "tips" on how to do
- FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:
Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of
videos of our class lecture slides to help students study and get
caught up if they miss a class. Many of the same "in-class"
slides, animations, and discussion topics can be found in these video
clips. Although not required, these are yet another great study
- Space Shuttle trip date changed to Oct
22, 2017. More info on the trip will be given out later.
- THE GREAT ECLIPSE OF NORTH AMERICA 2017
TIMES OF THE ECLIPSE MORNING OF 8/21/17 AS SEEN FROM SANTA BARBARA:
9:04 AM Start of eclipse
10:18 AM Max coverage at 63%
11:41 AM End of eclipse