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_02: Galileo, the Father of Science
Here we discuss the accomplishments (and failures) of Galileo Galilei, Father of Modern Science.
- Copernican Heliocentrism
- Galileo's ship
- Sidereus Nuncius
- Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
- The Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences
- The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown
- Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
- Pope Urban VIII