Welcome to MasteringAstronomy
Welcome Mastering Astronomy webpage (specific Ast 100 info is near the bottom of this page)
PLEASE READ THIS AND ANY OTHER MATERIAL GIVEN YOU (Be sure have received the first day notes in your class and your laboratory section)!
WARNING...not READING WHAT FOLLOWS can seriously effect your grade! DO it NOW! if you have not done it yet.
SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL ARE "READING COMPREHENSION" AND "TIME MANAGEMENT" to Improve your skills check out the following link:
To use this Mastering Astronomy website:
SEE LINK: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/robbins/AST100/TUTORIAL.HTML
FIRST, TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THIS MASTERING ASTRONOMY WEB SITE CHECK OUT ALL THE LINKS at the top the MA web gage(Especially the STUDY AREA)
That is do a quick overview by clicking around!
IN THE "ASSIGNMENTS" link DO THE PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT CALLED "INTRODUCTION TO MASTERING ASTRONOMY"
WHICH WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN THE online HOMEWORK AND Short EXAMS also found in the "Assignment list".
Before doing any HW or Short Exam be sure to read the chapter then go over to the Study Area via the link to properly prepare for the chapter assignments.
you will find various links on the left in the study area be sure to go through them to understand what is available to help you. These links may be/ are
Chapter Guide, etext(you book on line), Reading Quiz,Concept Quiz, Visual Quiz, Chapter Summaries,Self-Guided Tutorials,Interactive figures & Photos, Worldwide telescope Tours,Group Activities, Glossary,Flashcards,in the News,Links,Extras
Note: a lot of material in the Study Area section is in the Homework assignment..Hint! Hint! and will be seen in the "in class" MIDTERM and FINAL EXAMS.
To be successful in this course: we suggest: 2-3 hrs reading the assigned chapter in your textbook, then put in 1 hr in the study area( LINKS: Self-Guided Tutorials,interactive figures& phots and especially the Reading, Concept and Visual Quizzes, then tackle the assignments (see assignment list to the left) ie. online HW about an hour to an hour and half and then the online exams E (be careful you only have one choice for exams, for the chapter about 1/2 hour. So expect to do 4 1/2 to 6 hours of work about every week and a half or every two weeks of the school weeks. OR 2 1/4 to 3 hrs of work per week! Try to keep up and I am sure you will do well.
General Information links follow:
Observatory/course website is found at the CSI Astrophysical Observatory website http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/
for your convenience some direct links follow:
The CSI OBSERVATORY SCHEDULE AT THE LINK: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/schedulenew
OBSERVING REQUIREMENTS AND EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES, MUSEUM REPORTS, ETC FOUND AT THE LINK: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/oextra.html
The observing forms: NEEDED FOR OBSERVING REQUIREMENTS http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/ObservingReport.html
HOW TO OBSERVE AND OTHER OBSERVATORY SITES IN NY AND NJ" http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/Sitedetail.html
STUDENT LABORATORY RESOURCES (EXTRA CREDIT AND MAKE-UP EXERCISES ETC) http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/astteach.html
SHOW TO STUDY, HOW TO WRITE A TERM PAPER: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/classinfo.html
WORLD WIDE ASTRONOMY LINKS FOR RESEARCH, TERM PAPERS, EXTRA CREDIT http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/weblinks.html
Specific astronomy 100 course information follows:
SEE THE LINKS TO VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THIS COURSE BELOW. Items like observering requirements, extra credit etc are found below. Additional internet resources for each of the main chapters covered follow and are highly recommended to reinforce and expand your knowledge of a given chapter. This additional links are WIKEPEDIA topics in astronomy.
Chapter 1 Our Place in the Universe
Chapter 2 Discovering the Universe for yourself
Chapter 3 The Science of Astronomy
Chapter 9 Planetary Geology, Earth and the other terrestial bodies
Chapter 12 Asteroids, Comets, Dwarf Planets
Chapter 24 Life in the Universe
AST 100 COURSE INFO: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/robbins/AST100/AST100 This link contains General Course Requirements, assignments,how to use this website and how to succeed in this course.
Details on the assignments, how your grade will be determined, Extra credit opportunities, how to study information etc AT THE LINK: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/robbins/AST100/ast100outs09IRV.html
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: DETAILS: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~supernova7/robbins/AST100/requirements.html
ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY INTO THE HEAVENS
Prof . Irv ROBBINS
Office: 1N 233 Mailbox 1N-225 Office phone: 718-982-2818
You can also visit the observatory website and the course website at CSI http://www.csi.cuny.edu/ via the astrophysical observatory website link found in the Quick Links in the upper right of the CSI website. Once there, click on my name, Professor Irving Robbins, to get the course website link "Astronomy 100 lecture hall".