AST 102-1B Astronomy of Stellar Systems -- Spring 2010

Instructor: Dr. Perry Gerakines
  • Email - ("AST102" in the subject line & your name in the message)
  • Telephone - 205-934-8064
  • Office - Campbell Hall, room 383
  • Office Hours - Tues, Thurs; 1:00-2:00 PM, or by appointment - Feel free to stop by!
  • Class Meets: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00-9:50 AM in HHB 102
    Class Websites:
  • UAB Blackboard Vista - (grades, lecture notes, announcements)
  • AstroPortal - (textbook, homework)
  • Co-requisite: AST 112 - Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory (if AST102 to be taken as a core requirement - check with your adviser if you are unsure)
    Last Day to Withdraw: The last day to withdraw from this course with a grade of "W" is Jan 13.

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    Make-up Exam Policies:


    Lecture Notes: Lecture notes will be posted on the Blackboard Vista website as they become available. It is highly recommended that you print them out and bring them to class in order to follow the lectures.

    Attendance Policy: Attendance will not be taken in class, but you may be tested on anything discussed in any lecture, whether you are present or not.

    Students with disabilities: Every effort will be made to accommodate students with disabilities in this class. All requests must be made through the office of Disability Support Services (; 934-4205).

    Mutual Respect: Class time will run smoothly as long as we all remember to show respect for everyone in the room. This means, among other things, you must:

    Academic Honesty: You are are expected to have read and to adhere to the UAB Academic Honor Code as listed in the student handbook and undergraduate catalog. Any acts that are deemed by your instructor to violate the UAB Honor Code will result in an immediate failing grade for this course and possible expulsion from UAB.

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