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 2: Light and AtomsVideos: 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.