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 12: The Elements of AstronomyVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Supplement the videos with readings from "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 12_01: Finding our way around the sky, and our Place in Space
This is the first of hopefully many intro to astronomy lectures. Hopefully, I'll find the energy to put together an entire series based on a whole intro class.
- What is a planet?
- What are stars?
- What are galaxies?
- What is the Observable Universe?
- The pseudoscience of astrology
- Light Pollution
- Celestial Sphere
- Coordinates on the sky
- The Ecliptic
- Altitude and Azimuth
- List of names of stars in the sky: