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 2: Light and Atoms

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

Supplement the videos with readings from "OpenStax Astronomy"


Astronomy Lesson 02_06: Atoms, Elements and Isotopes

Here we discuss the current state of knowledge about atoms, elements and isotopes. We chat about the periodic table, atomic numbers, what an atom is, how big they are, how they interact. Also, about radioactivity and what makes them unique.

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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