Last Page Update 9/6/13
- Labs only. I will try to keep this link updated
regularly. Check it often.
When we will meet in class and when we won't.
Lab Room: Berndt
Hall 610 or various
Class Times: Various
Charles L. Hakes
Office : Berndt 630
Office phone: 247-7242 (However, this is not
the best way to contact me.)
My class schedule
(This is the best way to contact me)
Web Site: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/hakes_c
Your lab grade will be combined with your lecture grade at the
end of the
semester. All outside of
class assignments, including your "report" lab must be turned in the
the last week of classes.
For a "perfect" lab score, you should accumulate 120 points during
semester. There are two "groups" of labs - "inside" and "outside"
labs. You must get 60
points from each group. 20 points for each group MUST come before
mid-term, as a maximum of 40 points for each group will be awarded
after mid-term. You
can keep accumulating points until you have the grade you want.
If you get more than 60 points in either group, any "extra"
points will go towards reducing the value of your final exam.
When points show up on the lecture site, they will be scaled by
25%, so those 60 points in each group are worth 15% of your overall
You must obey the following guidelines on all assignments, or
lose points (typically 1 point per infraction):
So... if you turn in an unstapled paper with spiral notebook fringes, only write
your first name, write your lecture section time, and use a hot pink
pen to write with, don't expect very many points!
- Write your name (including last name!) on your papers.
- Write your lab section (e.g. Mon 4:40)
on your papers next to your name.
- Do not confuse your lecture section with your lab section.
all papers in a given assignment together.
- Make sure there are no spiral notebook fringes on your
- Use only a black or blue pen or pencil. Some
assignments require a pencil for sketches, so use one.
- Work in a group - 3 is best, but 2 or 4
are also OK. (The only exception is the Constellation
presentation, which you will do on your own.) If you have a
group of five, split up into two groups. Share the
work. Take turns taking notes or filing in worksheets.
- Turn in only one
assignment per group. Turning in multiple copies
of the same thing will be treated the same as getting identical work
from multiple groups.
- Do not "share" data or calculations between groups.
- Do not confuse the terms Astronomy and Astrology.
These are divided into three categories: in-class projects,
projects, and outside small group projects. If there is no
link to the
assignment, you will receive the material in class. If there is
some special project you would like to do, please see me during office
These are (mostly) in-class projects. You need 60 points from this group for full credit (15% of overall grade).
These are (mostly) outside projects. Some are with the class
and some are with your lab group. Sign up sheets for all
outside of class
activities will be posted on my office door. You need 60 points
from this group for full credit (15% of overall grade).
The following group projects require a lab report. You need to do at least one of
these to get full credit.
Your grade will be from your observations and data (10 points) and from
of your lab report (10 points). For information on your Lab
Report, look here :