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 13: The History of Gravity and of AstronomyVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Supplement the videos with readings on "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 13_01: The Dawning of Astrophysics
Wherein we discuss the accomplishments of Nicolas Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler in the advancement of science. We talk about the transition to a heliocentric model, and how the groundwork was laid for it to be supported eventually by Newton.
- Nicolaus Copernicus
- Tycho Brahe
- Johannes Kepler
- Kepler's laws of planetary motion
- The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown