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 | Books | Labs | Modules: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | Extra


Module 6: Stellar Evolution and Death

Supplements and Credits

Supplement the videos with "OpenStax Astronomy"


01: Evolution of Solar Mass Stars

The Sun will live and die. What is its fate and the fate of stars with lower mass than the Sun.


02: The Evolution of High Mass Stars

High mass stars evolve much more rapidly, and their endings are extraordinary. They are responsible for many of the elements that make up your body!


03: Core-Collapse Supernovae

When massive stars die, they go out with a huge bang. They seed the cosmos with their remains. The process by which they die is catastrophic and astonishing.


04: Supernova Remnants

Now we look in detail at the results of the labors of the most massive stars in the cosmos, and some of the most beautiful sights in a telescope. The remnants of supernova explosions.


William Paterson University Department of Physics American Astronomical Society Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Astronomical Society of the Pacific