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_05: How Round the Earth? How Far the Sun?
Wherein we chat about how we know the size of the Earth, and how that can be used to determine the distance to the Sun, given that Venus does a transit across the Sun.
- NASA's Lunar Eclipse page
- Lunar Eclipses
- Venus Transit SDO
- Seeing Earth's Curvature
- Using the transit of Venus to determine the Astronomical Unit