1010, Lab 114(Wed. 1-3 pm)
Office hours: †††††† 1:30-2:30 Tues.
Web Page: http://bogart.colorado.edu/~weissj/astrolab.html
††††††††††† To make this a fulfilling and fun learning experience, I
ask the following:
- You must attend the lab section to turn in
the lab for credit.† If you must
miss lab, you may attend another lab with that sectionís TAís
permission!† Please let us both
know if you plan to do this.
- Be to lab on time.† Some of your classmates undoubtedly have classes immediately
after this lab and this room has a class in it at 3:00pm.† So be courteous.† If you are more than 20 minutes late,
you will be counted absent.
- Read the lab manual before coming to lab
- Bring your textbook.† It will be helpful in doing the lab,
and, of course, bring your lab manual every time.
- Labs will involve calculations.† Bring a calculator to lab.
What You Can Expect of MeÖ
††††††††††† In turn, I will:
- Start on time.
- Be prepared to review the material and help
explain the lab to you.
- Always be willing to answer questions about
the lab or other questions about the course.†
- Promptly return your graded labs to
you.† Iíll grade the labs and get
them back to you in a week so that you can look at them and use them to
study for your quizzes.
- Be willing to help you with the
mathematics.† I know that some of
you may be rusty on your math and might need some assistance
occasionally.†† You need only ask
me.† And remember, if you have a
question, at least 5 other people probably do as well.† Also, you might want to see pages 18-26
in your lab manual.
Questions, Office Hours, etc.
encourage you to come to my office hours if you have any questions about the
labs.† You are also welcomed to come
with questions about the course, even if they are not specific to the lab
(homework, quizzes or material from the lecture).† If my office hours are not convenient, please get in touch with
me (email is best) and we can arrange a time to meet.† You can find my availability at http://bogart.colorado.edu/~weissj/whereami.html.
Iím here to help you learn.† So ask
questions, both in and out of lab!†
Thatís why Iím here!
††††††††††† There will be 12 day-labs
(during the Wednesday 1-3 meeting time) and 4 night-lab sessions.† You must turn in 12 labs, at least one of
which must be a night lab.†† Your
grade will be out of 12 labs, so if you do more than 12 labs, I will take your
12 best scores.† Thus, it is in your
interest to do as many labs as you can to maximize your grade.
- Your lab write-ups are due at the start
of the next lab.† Late
labs will be penalized one point (out of 10) for each day late.† No write-ups will be accepted more than
a week late.
- Your write up should represent your own
work.† Not only should you not
copy from elsewhere, you and your lab partner should write your reports
- Use complete sentences and show your work
and data.† This is
in part so that I can tell you know what you are saying, and in part so I
can assign partial credit even if you have the wrong answer.
- Write your report on a separate sheet of
paper, not in your lab manual.
- Spelling, grammar and neatness will not be
graded.† However, if I canít read
your report or understand it, I canít grade it.
- Donít forget units on your numbers.† Numbers without units are wrong.
- Reports should include your name, the name
of the lab, the name(s) of your lab partner(s) and the date at the top.† At the beginning of the lab,
summarize what you did in lab in one or two sentences. (ďIn this lab,
we studied the effects of collisions on particle sizes.Ē)†† At the end of the lab, summarize what
you learned in lab in a short paragraph.† This is both to help you integrate the material and for me
to get some feedback on what you are learning.
††††††††††††††† There will be five
night sessions.† Remember, you must do
at least ONE night
Sept 12 ††††††††††† 8:30-10:00pm
Sept 25 ††††††††††† 9:30-11:00pm
Oct. 18 ††††††††††† 7:30-9:00pm
Nov 1 †† 8:00-9:30pm
Dec 3 †† 6:30-8:00pm
attending night-labs early.† If you put
them off, youíll likely be clouded out.††
If there are 3 clear nights at the start of the semester and the last
two are cloudy and you put the night labs off, youíre out of luck.† Besides, the observatory is much warmer at
the beginning of the term than at the end!
If you donít know if we will
be observing, call the observing deck at 492-2020.