Astronomy 109 lab at San Diego State University


Eric McLaughlin

Sections: Monday 9:00-11:40 AM, Wednesday 2:00-4:40 PM
Office: PA-224
Help-room hours: Thursday 2:00-4:00 PM
Quote: I may say with truth that whenever
I consider in my thoughts the beautiful order,
how one thing issues out of and is derived from another,
then it is as though I have read a divine text,
written into the world itself, not with letters
but rather with essential objects, saying:
Man, stretch thy reason hither,
so that thou mayest comprehend these things.
-Johannes Kepler

Favorite astronomical object: The Pleiades

David Jaimes

Sections: Monday 6:00-8:40
Office: PA-228
Help-Room hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Quote: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally.
Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. -Miguel Ruiz

Favorite astronomical object: Saturn

Hannah Rotter

Sections: Wednesday 6:00-8:40 PM
Office: PA-228
Help-Room hours: Wednesday 4:00-5:00 PM
Quote: To explore the universe, all you need is curiosity.
Favorite astronomical object: The Cat's Eye Nebula

Ben Kuhn

Sections: Tuesday 6:00-8:40 PM, Thursday 9:00-11:40 AM
Office: PA-230
Help-Room hours: Thursday 5:00-6:00 PM, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM
Quote: I saw this wino, he was eating grapes.
I was like, 'Dude, you have to wait.’ -Mitch Hedberg

Favorite astronomical object: M31

Melanie Kae Olaes

Sections: Monday 6:00-8:40 PM
Office: PA-230
Help-Room hours: Wednesday 12:00-1:00 PM
Quote: A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason
that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines
and a machine no unnecessary parts.
This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short,
or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline,
but that every word tell. - William Strunk Jr.

Favorite astronomical object: The Orion Nebula

Michael Bareian

Sections:Tuesday 9:00-11:40 AM, Wednesday 9:00-11:40 AM
Office: PA-227
Help-Room hours: Monday 1:00-3:00 PM
Quote: When the power of love overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix

Favorite astronomical object: M20 - The Trifid Nebula

Ryan Vaught

Sections: Thursday 6:00-8:40 PM
Office: PA-227
Help-Room hours: Monday 10:00-11:00 AM
Quote: It really seems to me that in the midst of great tragedy,
there is always the horrible possibility that
something terribly funny will happen. -Philip K. Dick

Favorite astronomical object: The Orion Nebula

Sky Phillips

Sections:Tuesday 6:00-8:40 PM
Office: PA-227
Help-Room hours: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM
Quote: Astronomy compels the soul to look upward,
and leads us from this world to another. -Plato

Favorite astronomical object: M104 - The Sombrero galaxy