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 2: Light and Atoms

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

Supplement the videos with readings from "OpenStax Astronomy"


Astronomy Lesson 02_03: Stellar Brightness and Magnitudes

In this one, we define the terms, brightness and luminosity. We also define the magnitude system, both apparent and absolute. We don't shy away from equations anymore! We also derive how Pogson saddled all the future of astronomy with a Log-base-10 humbug.

Video List

02_01: The Nature of Light, Part 1
02_02: The Nature of Light, Part 2
02_03: Stellar Brightness and Magnitudes
02_04: Color and Temperature
02_05: Kirchhoff's Laws of Spectroscopy
02_06: Atoms, Elements and Isotopes
02_07: The History of the Atom
02_08: The Bohr Model of the Atom

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