James E. Heath, jr, Ph. D.
Professor of Astronomy and Physics
Chair, Physical Sciences

Office: Highland Campus Room 2408

Office Phone:  223-7489

E-mail Address: jheath@austincc.edu

Astronomy Class Website: The Starry Site

Physics Class Websites:

·         Conceptual Physics

·         General Physics

(By the way, call me Jim)

Office Hours Spring Semester 2015:

Highland Campus 2408          MW     8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

            MW     1:30 – 2:00 PM

TTh      9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

            Fridays by appointment


Courses Taught, Spring Semester 2015:

  • ASTR 1303 – Stellar Astronomy
  • PHYS 1405 – Conceptual Physics I
  • PHYS 1401 – General Physics I

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Links to Interesting Astronomy Sites

This is NASA's main site for educational resources; it contains a wealth of activities and information for all grade levels.

Austin is the largest city in the USA that doesn't have a planetarium!  This group is trying to fix that.  Check them out!

This is a nationwide student association devoted to promoting the space program and knowledge about astronomy.

This is an incredibly comprehensive "list of lists" of Websites resources for astronomy.

This is an informative and beautiful Web site assembled by the University of Michigan, with facts and figures, histories of famous scientists, and activities for teachers.


Other links my students have discovered can be found on the Starry Site, and a vast plethora of links awaits at Yahoo! Astronomy.

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