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_06: And Yet It Moves: Galileo Vindicated
Wherein we discuss exactly how we know the Earth moves. We learn about parallax and stellar aberration. Finally, we can say for certain that the Earth moves, even though we don’t feel it. Thus science gives us one of the first answers that goes against “common sense,” but is nonetheless true.
- Gamma Draconis
- Stellar Aberration
- Giovanni Battista Guglielmini
- Foucault pendulum
- Coriolis effect on projectiles
- 61 Cygni
- Image of 61 Cygni