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 12: The Elements of Astronomy

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

Supplement the videos with readings from "OpenStax Astronomy"


Astronomy Lesson 12_06: I Got the Sun in the Mornin' and the Moon at Night...

Wherein we further discuss the nature of distances and sizes in astronomy, and its measurement just positions in the sky. Wherein we chat about how we know the relative sizes and distances of the Sun and Moon to the Earth.


Video List

12_01: Finding our way around the sky, and our Place in Space
12_02: Earth's orbit and tilt. The Seasons, the Year and the Day
12_03: Lunacy! Phases, Eclipses and Orbit of the Moon.
12_04: Distance, Parallax and Parsecs
12_05: How Round the Earth? How Far the Sun?
12_06: I Got the Sun in the Mornin' and the Moon at Night...
12_07: Why did we once think Earth was at the center?

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