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"Every day you play with the light of the universe" - Pablo Neruda

Astronomy & Physics

Online Teaching & Learning

2021 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador

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Phone: (510) 723-7468

Office:Room 2013

My Spring 2024 schedule includes on-campus and online office hours.
I am usually available by email ( )
and will be holding ZOOM office hours in Canvas.

Open On-Campus OFFICE HOURS for Spring 2024

Monday/Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 PM in office 2013
Monday 5:00 - 6:00 PM in office 2013 or lab 1810
Tuesday/Thursday 3 - 4 PM in office 2013

ZOOM OFFICE HOURS for Spring 2024

Tuesday/Thursday 3 - 4 PM

Please EMAIL me if you wish to join the office hours,
and I'll provide the required ZOOM passcode.

Please include a clear subject line in your email to me! Otherwise, your note may be interpreted as SPAM and may be automatically deleted without me seeing it. At minimum, please include the course name and number, and be sure your name appears in your messages to me.


Spring 2024 Classes

  • If you are pre-registered, you MUST attend the first TWO class meetings on campus to retain your position on the roster.  For all classes, plan to participate actively each week (in person, and in Canvas) to maintain your status. If you fail to attend, post or participate or contact me after two weeks, you may be dropped.  

  • ADDs will not be issued until classes start, based on available space.  If any pre-registered students do not show up on the first day, those wishing to ADD may be added to the class based on their position on the CLASSweb waitlist if they have contacted me, up to the capacity of the class.
    If there are openings after all waitlisted students have had the chance to add, students wanting to ADD will be considered based on the date they contacted me by email.  If you are still hoping to add the class, and you aren't on the waitlist, please attend the first two days, AND please email me -  but understand that space probably will NOT be available.

  • ADDs will not be issued beyond the ADD/DROP deadline of Monday, 4 Februrary 2024.

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Physics 5-001 (32086) Modern Physics 

18-week on-campus course,  with lectures and problem solving sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:45 PM in the Planetarium,
starting Tuesday 16 January through Thursday 16 May, with final exams the week of 5/20. 

Online access to an accompanying homework and learning system (Mastering Physics) will be required.

Spring 2024 Physics 5 Syllabus 

Spring 2024 Calendar for Modern Physics

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Astronomy 20-001 (30998) Introduction to Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe  

18 week on-campus course, with lectures Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:30 -11:45 AM in the planetarium, from Wednesday 16 January through Wednesday 15 May.

Online access to an accompanying homework and learning system (Smartwork) will be required.

Spring 2024 Astronomy 20 Syllabus

Spring 2024 Astro 20 Calendar of Assignments

Participative Discussion Assignments

Assignments from Astronomy 10 in Fall 2023

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Astronomy 30-071 (30015): Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory

16 week on-campus course, with in-person activities on Monday evenings from 6:30 -9:20 PM in 1810, from Monday 22 January through Monday 20 May.


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