Jason Shilling Kendall: Citizen Astronomer

William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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 Class

CRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.

Modules: Home | Labs | Books | All Videos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14


Module 1: Telescopes: the Tools of Astronomy

Videos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Supplement the videos by reading Chapter 6 of "OpenStax Astronomy"


Astronomy Lesson 01_06: Radio Telescopes

Herein, we learn about radio telescopes, what they do, what their function is, and some of the major radio facilities around the world. We also examine angular resolution and the need for interferometry in radio telescopes.

Video List

01_01: Telescopes: Refraction and Reflection
01_02: Telescopes: Angular Resolution
01_03: Telescopes: Plate Scale, Focal Ratio and Magnification
01_04: Extremely Basic Concepts about CCDs
01_05: Big Telescopes and High Resolution
01_06: Radio Telescopes
01_07: Space-Based Telescopes
01_08: All Sky Astronomical Surveys

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