EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

8/21 Mon
8/23 Wed

8/28 Mon
8/30 Wed

9/6 Wed

  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • Welcome to class!  If you wish to add, sign the add list and see me after class.
  • Please don't sit in back (unless rest of class is full).
  • Go over syllabus and class expectations.  List of cool books to be referenced during course (but you do not need to buy any of these).  Excerpts will be assigned and provided to you on-line.
  • Handy handout on the Scientific Method. List of Historical Characters.
  • Review topics and books.  Post in Moodle Forum.
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 1 in Stephen Hawking's book "A Brief History of Time".  Then skip Ch 2, and go to Ch 3 on Cosmology.  From there read Ch 8 (optional at this point).  We will then go back to Ch 2 after that.
  • Quiz on Ch 1 to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • 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"
  • Space Shuttle trip date changed to Oct 22, 2017.  More info on the trip will be given out later.
  • 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!
  • THE GREAT ECLIPSE OF NORTH AMERICA 2017
    PowerPoint given in class 8/21 (day of eclipse)
    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
  • Chapter 1 "tidbits" to think about:
    The big questions, the mind of "God", tortoises "all the way down", flat Earth vs round Earth, geocentric vs heliocentric, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicas, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, static universe, gravitational collapse of universe, 1st cause, biblical beginnings 5000 yrs BC (Genesis), time before the existence of the universe, Olber's Paradox, Hubble expansion of universe, theories (proof vs disproof), theory "survival of the fittest", General Theory of Relativity (up to 10^24 mi) and Quantum Mechanics (down to 10^12 inch), need for a Quantum Theory of Gravity (your homework for tonight is to come up with this theory), determinism should determine if deterministic theory can be found (or not) or if it's right or wrong, Grand Unification Theory, how does this benefit us (or does science knowledge "doom us all".
9/11 Mon
9/13 Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • Please don't sit in back (unless rest of class is full).
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Then skip Ch 2, and go to Ch 3 on Cosmology.  From there read Ch 8 (optional at this point).  We will then go back to Ch 2 after that.
  • Quiz on Ch 3 to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • SPACE SHUTTLE TRIP:  Space Shuttle trip date changed to Oct 22, 2017.  More info on the trip will be given out later.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
  • DEPARTMENT WELCOME BBQ:  We had a lot of fun.  Hope to see you at the next event!
  • 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!
9/18 Mon
9/20 Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Then skip Ch 2, and go to Ch 3 on Cosmology.  From there read Ch 8 (optional - so the hw for Ch 8 on Canvas is also optional).  We will then go back to Ch 2 after that.
  • Quiz on Ch 2 to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
  • FIRST CLUB MEETING:  Our first club meeting was last Friday and we celebrated the end of the Cassini mission as it crashed into Saturn.  We had a fun time and I hope you will join us for our future club events.
9/25 Mon
9/27 Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of the month.  I will accept them for full credit up through Monday Sept 2, at midnight.  If you don't have one of the outside activities done by then, that's ok, but you must check with me to let me know what you are planning on doing and when.
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 2 on Relativity, then move on to Ch 4 on the Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Mechanics.  Ch 5 is optional, then on to Ch 6-7 on Black Holes.
  • Quiz on Ch 2 and Flatland to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
10/2 Mon
10/4
Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of the month.  I will accept them for full credit up through Monday Sept 2, at midnight.  If you don't have one of the outside activities done by then, that's ok, but you must check with me to let me know what you are planning on doing and when.
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 2 on Relativity, then move on to Ch 4 on the Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Mechanics.  Ch 5 is optional, then on to Ch 6-7 on Black Holes.
  • Quiz on Ch 2 and Flatland to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • BLADE RUNNER ASTRO CLUB OUTING:  Just for fun, join the Astronomy Club for our "Blade Runner opening night movie outing" this Thursday Oct 5!  Meet us at the 8:30 pm showing at Metro 4 on lower State.  For a small bit of extra credit (not a lot, but a bit, just for fun), go to the opening night (any time that night).  If you can't go opening night, go anytime this opening weekend.  And I will also give a bit of extra credit for those that sign up for the Astro Club Facebook page.  Again, this is "just for fun", just a couple points, not a lot of extra credit, and won't ruin your grade if you don't do it.  Only go if you want to go anyways.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITY TALK (me at the SB Museum of Natural History)
    I am giving a talk on my sabbatical travels through Europe, on scientific places of interest and such.  It's just for fun.  At the SB Museum of Natural History, for the Astronomical Unit, the local SB Astronomy Club.  Short planetarium show at 7 pm and talk starts at 7:30 pm.  Ferrand Hal, next to the planetarium.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
10/9 Mon
10/11
Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of the month.  I will accept them for full credit up through Monday Sept 2, at midnight.  If you don't have one of the outside activities done by then, that's ok, but you must check with me to let me know what you are planning on doing and when.
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 6-7 on Black Holes.  Don't read the supplemental readings until after you have read Ch 6.
  • Quiz on Ch 2 and Flatland to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FIELD TRIP to see the SPACE SHUTTLE at CA MUSEUM of SCIENCE (Sun Oct 22):  Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Leave SBCC 8 am then return by 5 pm.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!
  • STAR PARTY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY:  There is a star party Saturday night 10/14 and you and your friends are invited. The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will hold their monthly star party Saturday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (click here for Directions).  The moon is a waning crescent so it will not rise until after midnight. Dark skies!!! If you come at the beginning, you can probably catch Saturn!  You can get extra credit if you have not been to a star party this semester, but you are always welcome to come and enjoy the stars as long as you are having fun. To get the extra credit, be sure to sign in at the event and also to do the questions on Canvas related to the Star Party.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
10/16 Mon
10/18
Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of the month.  I will accept them for full credit up through Monday Sept 2, at midnight.  If you don't have one of the outside activities done by then, that's ok, but you must check with me to let me know what you are planning on doing and when.
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 6-7 on Black Holes.  Don't read the supplemental readings until after you have read Ch 6.
  • Quiz on Ch 2 and Flatland to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FIELD TRIP to see the SPACE SHUTTLE at CA MUSEUM of SCIENCE (Sun Oct 22):  Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Leave SBCC 8 am then return by 5 pm.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!
  • STAR PARTY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY:  There is a star party Saturday night 10/14 and you and your friends are invited. The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will hold their monthly star party Saturday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (click here for Directions).  The moon is a waning crescent so it will not rise until after midnight. Dark skies!!! If you come at the beginning, you can probably catch Saturn!  You can get extra credit if you have not been to a star party this semester, but you are always welcome to come and enjoy the stars as long as you are having fun. To get the extra credit, be sure to sign in at the event and also to do the questions on Canvas related to the Star Party.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
10/23 Mon
10/25
Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of the month.  I will accept them for full credit up through Monday Oct 30, during class.  If you don't have one of the outside activities done by then, that's ok, but you must check with me to let me know what you are planning on doing and when.
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 6-7 on Black Holes.  Don't read the supplemental readings until after you have read Ch 6.
  • Quiz on Ch 2 and Flatland to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • MIDTERM:  Tentatively scheduled for Wed Nov 1.  There will be only one midterm for the class (this is it).  Short answer to questions, similar to how we do quizzes (but not graded as easily).  We will do a group grading (like for the quizzes), unless you ask me otherwise, in which we will go over your test together in my office.
  • EC FIELD TRIP to Griffith Observatory (Sun Nov 5):  10 am - 8 pm
    Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!
  • STAR PARTY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY:   Star Parties are usually the second Saturday of the month and you and your friends are invited. The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will hold their monthly star party Saturday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (click here for Directions).  The moon is a waning crescent so it will not rise until after midnight. Dark skies!!! If you come at the beginning, you can probably catch Saturn!  You can get extra credit if you have not been to a star party this semester, but you are always welcome to come and enjoy the stars as long as you are having fun. To get the extra credit, be sure to sign in at the event and also to do the questions on Canvas related to the Star Party.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
10/30 Mon
11/1
Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of the month.  I will accept them for full credit up through Monday Oct 30, during class.  If you don't have one of the outside activities done by then, that's ok, but you must check with me to let me know what you are planning on doing and when.
  • GRADES given out in class.  Check to be sure all is accurate and let me know if there is anything incorrect.
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 6-7 on Black Holes.  Don't read the supplemental readings until after you have read Ch 6.
  • Quiz postponed for the week due to Midterm.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
  • MIDTERM:  Tentatively scheduled for Wed Nov 1.  There will be only one midterm for the class (this is it).  Short answer to questions, similar to how we do quizzes (but not graded as easily).  We will do a group grading (like for the quizzes), unless you ask me otherwise, in which we will go over your test together in my office.
  • EC FIELD TRIP to Griffith Observatory (Sun Nov 5):  10 am - 8 pm
    Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!
  • STAR PARTY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY on SAT Nov 11:   Star Parties are hosted by the SB Astronomical Unit Astronomy Club on the second Saturday of the month at the SB Museum of Natural History (click here for Directions).  You and your friends are invited (anyone may come). To get the extra credit, be sure to sign in at the event and also to do the questions on Canvas related to the Star Party.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
11/6 Mon
11/8
Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of each month. 
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Read Ch 9 on the "Arrow of Time", and Ch 10 on Wormholes and Time Travel, and Ch 11 on the GUT's of the Universe.
  • Quiz on to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
      --
    Bryan Green's Elegant Universe
  • Get ahead, we will be talking about Astrobiology next.  Here are the readings:
      --Rare Earth Hypothesis
  • MIDTERM:  Take Home portion of midterm due today.  If you need more time, you can have more time but there will be a 10% penalty (in fairness to others).  If you missed the midterm, see me after class today.  On Wed we will do a group grading (like for the quizzes), unless you ask me otherwise, in which we will go over your test together in my office.
  • Outside Activity Opportunity
    Tue Nov 7, 5:30 pm in SBCC's BC Forum: 10 pts
    Professor Sean Patrick Kelly and Professor Michael Young will be presenting on the Future of Space Exploration!
  • Outside Activity Opportunity
    Wed Nov 8, 4 pm in PS-130: 10 pts
    Astronomy Club will be hosting Curtis McCully, who be speaking about the Kilonova  discovery of two neutron stars colliding.
  • EC FIELD TRIP to Griffith Observatory (Sun Nov 5):  10 am - 8 pm
    We had a great trip!  If you turned in your worksheet, there is nothing else for you to do to receive credit.  You are all set!
  • STAR PARTY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY on SAT Nov 11:   Star Parties are hosted by the SB Astronomical Unit Astronomy Club on the second Saturday of the month at the SB Museum of Natural History (click here for Directions).  You and your friends are invited (anyone may come). To get the extra credit, be sure to sign in at the event and also to do the questions on Canvas related to the Star Party.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
11/6 Mon
11/8
Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • One each of the next four items listed are due by the end of each month. 
  • Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • Starry Night activities (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to the H-242 Computer lab and ask for the Starry Night software.  Only some computers have it.
  • Outside Activities.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page to view activities that would count as outside activities for the Black Hole's class (except for visiting the tutor).
  • Videos.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Go to my regular astro class extra credit page (scroll to the very bottom) to view videos that you can choose from for the Black Hole's class.
  • Homework done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • Finish reading Ch 9 on the "Arrow of Time", and Ch 10 on Wormholes and Time Travel, and Ch 11 on the GUT's of the Universe.
  • Quiz on to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • Readings:
      --
    Bryan Green's Elegant Universe
      --Rare Earth Hypothesis
      --Sacred Depths of Nature
      --Future of Computing - The Singularity
  • MIDTERM:  We will finish grading the midterm (on Monday) and go over the scantron portion of the quiz by breaking up in small groups and working together (on Wed).
  • Outside Activity Opportunity
    Tue Nov 7, 5:30 pm in SBCC's BC Forum: 10 pts
    Professor Sean Patrick Kelly and Professor Michael Young will be presenting on the Future of Space Exploration!
    Be sure to post a brief summary on Canvas of the talk with your thoughts and impressions.
  • Outside Activity Opportunity
    Wed Nov 8, 4 pm in PS-130: 10 pts
    Astronomy Club will be hosting Curtis McCully, who be speaking about the Kilonova  discovery of two neutron stars colliding.
    Be sure to post a brief summary on Canvas of the talk with your thoughts and impressions.
  • STAR PARTY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY on SAT Nov 11:   Star Parties are hosted by the SB Astronomical Unit Astronomy Club on the second Saturday of the month at the SB Museum of Natural History (click here for Directions).  You and your friends are invited (anyone may come). To get the extra credit, be sure to sign in at the event and also to do the questions on Canvas related to the Star Party.
    Be sure to answer the questions on Canvas to receive full credit.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
  • SIGN UP FOR ASTRO CLASSES NEXT SEMESTER:
    Check out our ERTH-105 NASA Missions Class, only meets Fridays every other week from 10-12 (meets only 7 times for the semester).  Taught by a JPL Planetary Geologist!  Don't miss it!  Also, if you haven't taken our General Astronomy Course, you really should!  Here we formally introduce you to all the stuff that I might have mentioned in our 106 class.  Don't miss out!  And, if you haven't taken the ERTH-102 Lab Class, be sure to sign up right away (but you have to have taken, or be currently taking, the General Astro course).  The lab classes especially fill very fast!