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 8: Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Supplements and Credits

Supplement the videos with "OpenStax Astronomy"


01: Black Holes

Black Holes are the ultimate triumph of gravity over matter. The most mysterious objects in the cosmos, as they do not reveal their innards to any probe.


02: Gamma Ray Bursts

Gamma Ray Bursts are a major mystery that arose from verification of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963, and led to major discoveries about where most of the heavy elements of the universe come from.


03: Gravitational Waves Discovered

Without exception, Gravitational Wave discoveries are one of the most important developments in all of science. Predicted by Einstein in 1911, they were finally observed in 2016.


04: Gravitational Waves' First Light

Without exception, Gravitational Wave discoveries are one of the most important developments in all of science. Predicted by Einstein in 1911, they were finally observed in 2016. In August of 2017, their counterparts were seen with telescopes.


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