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 4: Measuring the StarsVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Supplement the videos with readings from "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 04_10: Star Clusters and Stellar Evolution
Star clusters are elegant and pretty things to see in a telescope, but that's not the whole story. We know that stars must change as they run out of hydrogen to burn in their cores, and those deep changes in the core of stars have observable consequences. So, we use HR Diagrams to map the changes and enormous computer simulations to test the physics.
- Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
- Hyades Star Cluster
- Open Clusters
- Globular Clusters
- NOAO image gallery
- The STScI Digitized Sky Survey
- M67 on APOD
- M80 Hubble Space Telescope
- My lab on the Hubble Legacy Archive Educational Materials
- Stellar Evolution
- Main Sequence Lifetime
- Main Sequence Turn-off
- The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagrams of Star Clusters