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Fall 2020

Section 0195 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
This is a late start class. It will start two weeks late and end one week early. It does not meet during finals week. Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas.

Section 0196 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
This is a late start class. It will start two weeks late and end one week early. It does not meet during finals week. Asynchronous delivery of material via Canvas.

Section 0199 of ASTRON4
Astronomy of the Solar System -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
This is a late start class and will start two weeks late and end one week early. It does not meet during finals week.

Section 0203 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Aug 17 - Sep 27 2020
This class will have a mandatory synchronous orientation via Zoom on Thursday 8/20 from 6:30-8pm. There will be four additional synchronous Zoom meetings each Thursday night from 6:30-8pm from 8/27-9/17. The class will also have approximately 5 hours per week of online, asynchronous content. There may be optional field trips at a Lake Sonoma observing site from 6:30pm-midnight on Friday-Saturday 9/11-9/12& 9/18-9/19. These possible outdoor meetings at an observing site are not mandatory for completion of the class.

Summer 2020

Section 8084 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 8085 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Jul 08 - Jul 26 2020
The first meeting for the above section will be on Wednesday 7/8 from 4-6pm. This meeting will be held online via Zoom. Attendance is mandatory during the entire first class meeting unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructors. There may be optional meetings at a Lake Sonoma observing site from 7pm-1am on 7/11, 7/16, 7/17 and 7/18. These possible meetings at an observing site are not mandatory for completion of the class.

Section 8669 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Jun 10 - Jun 28 2020
The first meeting for the above section will be on Wednesday 6/10 from 4-6pm. This meeting will be held online via Zoom. Attendance is mandatory during the entire first class meeting unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructors. There may be optional meetings at a Lake Sonoma observing site from 7pm-1am on 6/13, 6/18, 6/19 and 6/20. These possible meetings at an observing site are not mandatory for completion of the class.

Spring 2020

Section 4212 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Section 4213 of ASTRON3
Stellar Astronomy -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Section 4217 of ASTRON4
Astronomy of the Solar System -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Section 4221 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Feb 12 - Feb 22 2020
The first meeting for the above section will be on 2/12 from 4-6pm in Rm. 2039 Lark Hall. Attendance is mandatory during the entire first class meeting unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructors. The above section then meets from 3pm-midnight on 2/13 and 2/14 in Rm. 2039 Lark Hall, and 3pm-midnight on 2/15 at a Lake Sonoma observing site. Class will also meet from 3pm-midnight on 2/20-2/22 (Thursday night-Saturday night) at an observing site near Lake Sonoma. Students are responsible for their own transportation to each class meeting.

Section 8722 of ASTRON12
Astronomy Observational Lab -- : Jan 15 - Jan 25 2020
The first meeting for the above section will be on 1/15 from 4-6pm in Rm. 2039 Lark Hall. Attendance is mandatory during the entire first class meeting unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructors. The above section then meets from 3pm-midnight on 1/16 and 1/17 in Rm. 2039 and 2pm-11pm on 1/18 at a Lake Sonoma observing site. Class will also meet from 3pm-midnight on 1/23-1/25 (Thursday night-Saturday night) at an observing site near Lake Sonoma. Students are responsible for their own transportation to each class meeting.

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.