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 | Labs | Books | All Videos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14


Module 9: The Milky Way

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

Supplement the videos with readings from "OpenStax Astronomy"


Astronomy Lesson 09_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.

Video List

09_01: The Cosmic Address
09_02: The Cosmic Distance Debate
09_03: The Milky Way's Many Faces
09_04: The Milky Way's Pop I and II Stars
09_05: Milky Way Formation, Evolution and Fate
09_06: The Milky Way's Spiral Arms
09_07: Dark Matter in the Milky Way and Beyond
09_08: The Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

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