Spring 2023

Section 4213 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2023
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas.

Section 4217 of ASTRON4
Astronomy of the Solar System -- : Jan 30 - May 19 2023
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 4221 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Mar 02 - Mar 30 2023
This class will have a mandatory synchronous orientation via Zoom on Thursday, 3/2 from 6:30-8pm. The class will then meet in-person in Rm 2042 Lark Hall from 6:30-9:30pm on Wednesday 3/8 and in Rm 2039 on Thursday 3/9. There will also be a required field trips to a Lake Sonoma observing site (you must provide your own transportation) from 5pm-Midnight on Friday, 3/10, Saturday 3/11, Friday, 3/17 and Saturday, 3/18. There will also be two additional mandatory synchronous Zoom meetings from 6:30-8:00am on Thursday, 3/16 and Thursday, 3/30. This compressed class will have approximately 4 hours per week of online, asynchronous content. If any field trips are cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, alternate versions of the field trip activities will be completed asynchronously online instead. Course fee of $12 is required for necessary materials that will be supplied.

Section 7631 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2023
This course meets on campus during specified days and times.

Fall 2022

Section 0195 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Aug 29 - Dec 09 2022
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 0199 of ASTRON4
Astronomy of the Solar System -- : Aug 29 - Dec 09 2022
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Section 0203 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Aug 11 - Sep 06 2022
This class will have a mandatory synchronous orientation via Zoom on Thursday, 8/11, from 6:30-8:00pm. There will be 3 additional mandatory synchronous Zoom meetings from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, 8/18, Thursday, 8/25, and Thursday, 9/1. There will also be required field trips to a Lake Sonoma observing site (you must provide your own transportation) from 6pm-midnight on Friday, 8/19, Saturday, 8/20, Friday, 8/26 and Saturday, 8/27. This compressed, four-week long class will have approximately 6 hours per week of online, asynchronous content. If any field trips are cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, alternate versions of the field trip activities will be completed asynchronously online instead. Course Fee of $12 covers lab manual and star wheel given to students.

Section 2288 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Aug 29 - Dec 09 2022
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas. This is a late-start class; please note the start and end dates.

Summer 2022

Section 8084 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022
Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas.

Section 8669 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Jul 14 - Aug 07 2022
This class will have a mandatory synchronous orientation via Zoom on Thursday, 7/14 from 6:30-8pm. There will be three additional mandatory synchronous Zoom meetings from 6:30-8pm on Thursday, 7/21, Thursday, 7/28 and Thursday, 8/4. There will also be required field trips to a Lake Sonoma observing site (you must provide your own transportation) from 6pm-2am on Friday, 7/22, Saturday 7/23, Friday, 7/29 and Saturday, 7/30. This compressed class will have approximately 5 hours per week of online, asynchronous content. If any field trips are cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, alternate versions of the field trip activities will be completed asynchronously online instead. Course fee of $12 for necessary materials to be supplied.

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A.S. Degree, Santa Rosa Junior College (1987)
B.A. Degree in Physics, Sonoma State University (1990)
M.S. Degree in Earth & Space Sciences, San Francisco State University (1995)

Academic Experience

Instructor of Astronomy, Santa Rosa Junior College (2006 to present)

Adjunct Instructor of Astronomy, Santa Rosa Junior College (1989-2006)

Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy Department, San Francisco State University (1995-2006)

Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy Department, Sonoma State University (2004-2006)

Adjunct Instructor of Astronomy, Mendocino College (2001-2006)

Honors and Awards

Community College Teaching Credential in Astronomy and Astral Physics.
Awarded in 1990.