Study Guide

    To do well in this course you will need to develop and understanding of the material. Brute memorization will not work. You need to understand how things work or what happens during a process. Moreover, you must retain the basic ideas as we move along.

learning styles are different, you may find the following guide useful:

Before a class

During the class

  • Listen carefully to what I mean, not what say;
  • Be prepared for in-class quizzes;
  • Actively participate in discussion;

After the class

  • Review your lecture notes, the textbook, and any additional materials, which may also be posted on the website. ;
  • Critically examine what you have learned and think if the new concepts make sense to you;
  • Work on the homework, and go back to reading if desirable.

Still Need Help?

  • Visit Astronomy 100 Help Desk;
  • Send an email to the TA or to me if necessary (Put A100 somewhere in the subject line of your message or it may not get through);
  • Visit the TA or me during the office hours or make an appointment if necessary (My office is C536 in the Grad Tower --- the concrete building on the north end of campus);
  • If desperate, please call me (577-0394)

Teaching Assistants:  Mr  Neil Patel

  • Office: B 619 O, LGRT 
  • Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday 10:00-11:00AM or by appointment. 

Astronomy 100 Help Desk staffed by astronomy major undergraduate students (tentative):

  • One-on-one tutoring, especially in weeks there aren't exams.
  • Place: Hasbrouck
  • Days: Mon - Thu
  • Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Houjun Mo
Astronomy 100