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 +====== Astro C10 / L&S C70 (Fall 2010)======
  
 +**Head GSI** : Therese Jones
 +
 +**E-mail contact** : ''​tjones@astro.berkeley''​
 +
 +**Office** : 753B Campbell Hall
 +
 +**Weekly Meetings** (with Prof. Filippenko) : 6th floor lounge of Campbell Hall  ​
 +  * Fridays from 1 pm - 2 pm 
 +
 +**Astro C10 FAQs** : [[astroc10_f10:​faqs]]
 +
 +**Information for the graders of Astro C10** : [[astroc10_f10_graders|C10 Fall 2010 Graders]]
 +
 +**Josh Shiode and Aaron Lee's Ay300 Site** : [[astro300_f10|Ay300 Fall 2010]]
 +
 +**Electronic Big Red Binder** : [[private:​ebrb:​home| EBRB]]
 +
 +**Think Pair Share Forum** : [[astro300_f09_TPS|TPS Questions]]
 +
 +**Stray Homework** : [[private:​astro300_f10_HW|Stray Homework]]
 +
 +**Midterm II Review** : [[astro300_midrev2|Midterm Review II]]
 +
 +
 +===== Announcements =====
 +
 +
 +Old Announcements can be found here : [[astroc10_f10_oldannouncements|Old Announcements]]
 +
 +==== Things to be doing NOW =====
 +
 +===== Friday Meeting Itinerary (not necessarily in this order) =====
 +
 +HW collection
 +
 +Star parties
 +
 +Quiz-- how did it go?
 +
 +===== Websites Worth Mentioning to Students =====
 +
 +Astro Dept. cheating policy:
 +http://​astro.berkeley.edu/​academics/​cheating.html
 +
 +UC Berkeley code of conduct:
 +http://​students.berkeley.edu/​uga/​conduct.asp
 +
 +DSP Students:
 +http://​dsp.berkeley.edu/​sbin/​dspACCESS.php?​_page=BerkAcomPolicy
 +
 +bSpace!:
 +https://​bspace.berkeley.edu/​
 +
 +
 +  ​
 +===== Our GSI Oath =====
 +We, GSIs of Alex Filippenko'​s Astronomy C10 course, taught in the Fall of 2010, will make the utmost effort to
 +   - have patience when communicating with our students.
 +   - come to section prepared.
 +   - talk to the class and not the board (or empty space). ​
 +   - add variety to our sections to keep student interest.
 +   - have a genuine interest in the subject matter we are discussing.
 +   - aim to satisfy the middle level student, while giving ample opportunity for high level students to ask detailed questions. ​
 +   - remain positive through thick and thin, regardless of our stress level.
 +   - have flexibility in our teaching, allowing for the unknown.
 +   - make it clear how the material ties in with lectures and allow students to ask questions about the lecture material that confused them.
 +   - relate the material to the students and show how seemingly disparate concepts can lead to an understanding of bigger picture ideas.
 +===== Star Party Sites =====
 +
 +http://​www.skymaps.com/​articles/​index.html - Useful list of interesting objects and their relative positions.
 +
 +http://​www.skymaps.com/​downloads.html - Monthly downloadable star chart.
 +
 +http://​www.skyandtelescope.com/​observing/​skychart/​ - Also check out the "Week at a Glance"​ section.
 +
 +Useful Software (not free) : Starry Night Pro  ​
 +
 +http://​badgrads.berkeley.edu/​doku.php?​id=private:​ebrb:​observing_labs_star_parties - EBRB Section
 +
 +===== GSIs and UGSIs =====
 +
 +Graduate Student Instructors
 +  - //Francesca Fornasini// ​
 +  - //Therese Jones//
 +  - //Garrett Keating//
 +  - //Timothy Kwan//
 +  - //Casey Stark//
 +  - //Huanhuan Wang//
 +  - //Jonathan Wright //
 +  - //Mike Yee//
 +
 +Undergraduate Student Instructors
 +  - //Jess Allen//  ​
 +  - //Iok Chang//  ​
 +  - //Rachel Kennedy//  ​
 +  - //Michelle Kislak// ​  
 +  - //Allison Merritt//
 +  - //Marin Anderson//
 +
 +   
 +===== Section, TALC, and Office Hour Assignments =====
 +
 +^ TALC Assignments ^ GSI 1 ^ GSI 2 ^
 +^ **Wednesday** ​  |||
 +^ 7 pm - 8 pm |  Garrett Keating ​   |  Jonathan Wright ​   |
 +^ 8 pm - 9 pm |  Jess Allen   ​| ​  Casey Stark    |
 +^ **Thursday** ​   |||
 +^ 6 pm - 7 pm |  Therese Jones      |  Iok Chang     |
 +^ 7 pm - 8 pm |  Mike Yee    | Allison Merritt ​   |
 +^ 8 pm - 9 pm |  Rachel Kennedy ​     |  Francesca Fornasini ​    |
 +
 +
 +
 +^ Sections ^Monday ^Tuesday ​  ​^Wednesday ^Thursday ^Friday ^
 +^ 9-10 |125: TK |104: AM     |110: IC |102: MK     |122: GK      |
 +^ 10-11 |126: TK |109: AM     |119: IC |111: MK     |           |
 +^ 11-12 | |105: FF     |115: JW |107: CS     |           |
 +^ 12-1 |121: GK |     |112: JW |123: CS     |113: MA     |
 +^ 1-2 | |106: RK     |103: RK |114: TJ     |//​Meeting//​ |
 +^ 2-3 |118: FF |101: MA     |         |116: MY     |117: TJ      |
 +^ 3-4 |//​Lecture//​ |108: JA    |//​Lecture//​ |124:​ MY     |//​Lecture// ​   |
 +^ 4-5 | |120:​ JA ​   | |     |           |
 +
 +.
 +
 +| 101 : MA | 102 : MK | 103 : RK | 104 : AM | 105 : FF | 106 : RK | 107 : CS | 108 : JA | 109 : AM | 110 : IC |
 +| 111 : MK | 112 : JW | 113 : MA | 114 : TJ | 115 : JW | 116 : MY | 117 : TJ | 118 : FF | 119 : IC | 120 : JA |
 +| 121 : GK | 122 : GK | 123 : CS | 124 : MY | 125 : TK | 126 : TK |          |          |          |          |
 +
 +Office Hours
 +^ Name            ^ Office Hours ^ Office ​       ^
 +^ Therese Jones   | W 1-2        | 753B Campbell |
 +^ Rachel Kennedy ​ | F 12-1       | FSM Cafe      |
 +^ Michelle Kislak | Th 3-5       | FSM Cafe      |
 +^ Allison Merritt | W 12-1       | 705 Campbell ​ |
 +^ Tim Kwan        | Th 2-4       | Bear's Lair   |
 +^ Iok Chang       | F 2-3        | FSM Cafe      |
 +^ Casey W. Stark  | W 4-5        | 753 Campbell ​ |
 +^ Marin Anderson | W 4-5, F 11-12| Qualcomm Cafe |
 +
 +===== Weekly Schedule =====
 +
 +^          Week    ^    (Dates) ​         ^    Important Events ​    ​^ ​    Other Notes    ^ 
 +^ Week 1 |(Aug 26 - Aug 27)    |      | Sections do not meet |
 +^ Week 2 |(Aug 30 - Sep 3 )    |      |   |
 +^ Week 3 |(Sep 6  - Sep 10)    | Arc Lamp Demos     |Mon Sections do not meet (holiday) |
 +^ Week 4 |(Sep 13 - Sep 17)    |      |   |
 +^ Week 5 |(Sep 20 - Sep 24)    | Quiz 1            |   |
 +^ Week 6 |(Sep 27 - Oct 1)    |      |   |
 +^ Week 7 |(Oct 4  - Oct 8 )    | Reviews for Tues-Fri sections, Midterm on Monday 10/11     ​| ​  |
 +^ Week 8 |(Oct 11 - Oct 15)    | Review in Monday sections ​    ​| ​  |
 +^ Week 9 |(Oct 18 - Oct 22)    | Mid-semester Evals     ​| ​  |
 +^ Week 10 |(Oct 24 - Oct 29)   |Quiz 2 |  |
 +^ Week 11 |(Nov 1  - Nov 5 )   | Reviews, Midterm on Friday ​    | |   
 +^ Week 12 |(Nov 8  - Nov 12)   ​| ​     |Thurs Sections do not meet (holiday) |
 +^ Week 13 |(Nov 15 - Nov 19)   ​| ​     | |  ​
 +^ Week 14 |(Nov 22 - Nov 26)   | Thur,Fri Sections do not meet (holiday) ​ | |   
 +^ Week 15 |(Nov 29 - Dec 3 )   ​| ​     | |
 +^ Week 16 |(Dec 6  - Dec 10 )   | Now Reading Week     ​|Mon,​Tue,​Wed,​Thur,​Fri Sections do not meet |
 +===== Suggestions for Week 1 =====
 +
 +Review Josh's page about first sections: http://​badgrads.berkeley.edu/​doku.php?​id=astro300_f09:​your_first_section
 +
 +Introductions and Ice-Breakers
 +
 +Go through the syllabus for your section. Also, don't forget to announce TALC, office hours, star parties (if you have any dates yet), homework due dates, test/quiz dates, etc. You should also remember to tell your students what “TALC”, “star parties”, and even “office hours” are! 
 +
 +Activities:
 +   - Horoscope Debunking
 +   - Misconceptions in Astronomy
 +   - Brief overview of topics in the course
 +   - History of the Universe timeline
 +   - Scale Models (Sizes, Distances)
 +   - Calendar of History
 +   - Add your own here!!!
 +
 +Math review worksheets (for TALC) can be found here : 
 +    * Problems : {{:​astro300_f08:​talcmath_probs.pdf}}
 +    * Review ​  : {{:​astro300_f08:​talcmath_review.pdf}}