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 | Videos | Books | Labs | 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_08: All Sky Astronomical Surveys

Herein we learn about the nature of full-sky surveys. It is highly instructive to make maps of the entire sky, just like it's important to make maps of our spherical Earth. We look at many wavelength bands and how the sky looks at all those wavelengths.

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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