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_03: Galileo's Denouement
Here we see the effect of Galileo’s work around him and the work that surrounded him. Jeremiah Horrox predicted and observed a transit of Venus, the book Galileo should have written was finally done, the Geocentric model holds its head up for one more fight, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa legend was born.
- Jeremiah Horrox
- Giovanni Battista Riccioli: “Almagestum Novum”
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown