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 9: The Milky Way

Supplements and Credits

Supplement the videos with "OpenStax Astronomy"


01: The Cosmic Address

Now we start the process of learning our place in space, by hearing about our Cosmic Address.


02: The Cosmic Distance Debate

The stars move in many ways. They are not fixed in the sky, but changes slowly over the centuries.


03: The Milky Way's Many Faces



04: The Milky Way's Pop I and II Stars



05: Milky Way Formation, Evolution and Fate



06: The Milky Way's Spiral Arms



07: Dark Matter in the Milky Way and Beyond



08: The Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, SGR A*, belies its presence through its influence on stars and gas clouds in its local environment. It's the nearest such black hole, and there is ample reason for us thinking it actually is such an object.



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