William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 1: Telescopes: the Tools of AstronomyVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Supplement the videos by reading Chapter 6 of "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 01_01: Telescopes: Refraction and Reflection
All telescopes rely on some ability to focus light to a point. The two ways are refraction and reflection. Here we describe what they are in the context of telescopes.
- Galileo's telescope
- Geometric Normal
- Snell's Law
- Refractive Index
- Why is light slower in glass? - Sixty Symbols
- Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law - Part 1
- Richard Feynman - QED: Photons -- Corpuscles of Light