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Mug Shot Name: Dr. Thomas E. Beach

Classes: Astronomy, Math, and CT/IT

UNM-LA Phone: 662-5919 ext. 605
Home Phone: 505-672-0249

UNM email:
Personal email:

Office Hours for Spring 2013: Tuesday 2:00-5:00 PM Office #623F
---If I'm not in 623F, check in 412 or 638 where I might be helping students.

Some Classes That I Teach at UNM-LA...

Pretty Spiral Galaxy Astronomy 101
is a 3 credit course covering:
  • Motions of the Sky
  • History of Astronomy
  • Telescopes & Spectra
  • Our Solar System
  • The Sun and other stars
  • Black holes and pulsars
  • Galaxies and quasars
  • The Universe and Big Bang

Astronomy 101L
is the 1 credit lab course including:

  • Using telescopes
  • Learning the constellations
  • Simulations with Voyager
  • Typical astro calculations


I'm a fan of Macintosh computers.

If you have questions about the Macs
at UNM-LA, ask me.

I teach the following Mac classes:

CT125 Introduction to Macintosh

  • Learn to use the Macintosh operating system
  • Learn about Mac hardware and terminology
  • Hands-on intro to a wide variety of Mac software
    • Word Processing (Microsoft Word)
    • Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)
    • Simple Graphics
    • Web Publishing (Dreamweaver)
    • and more

I also teach classes on the PC, including...

CT102 Introduction to Microcomputers on the PC

  • 4 credit course
  • Intro to the basics of microcomputer operating systems and hardware
  • Learn to use the Windows operating system
  • Hands-on, in-depth introductions to:
    • Word Processing, using Microsoft Word
    • Spreadsheets, using Microsoft Excel
    • Databases, using Microsoft Access
  • Brief introduction to Internet software: Web browsers and E-mail.

Web Technology Classes

IT165 and CT165 Web Authoring using Dreamweaver

  • Create web sites without knowing HTML
  • This class was previously taught with GoLive, but we have now switched to Dreamweaver
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • No, this ancient page wasn't created in GoLive or Dreamweaver...

IT145 Web Design: HTML and CSS

  • Creating web pages with (X)HTML and Cascading Style Sheets
  • Putting your pages on a web server
  • Web page design concepts

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LAST UPDATE: 03/18/2013 11:11 PM