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Introduction to Astronomy

Take a journey from the solar system, to the stars, to distant galaxies and beyond while learning about the physical processes which govern our understanding of the universe.

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2016-09-15 15:06
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Document Lecture 10 - Cosmology and the Future of Astronomical Research

Cosmology, the fate of the solar system, and the fate of the universe.

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Document Lecture 9 -The Milky Way and Beyond

Nebulae, classifying galaxies, and the Milky Way

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Document Lecture 8 -The Death of Stars

White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

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Document Lecture 7 -Observing Stars

Star Birth, Stellar Interiors, and Stellar Evolution

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Document Introduction to Astronomy -Lecture 6

Our Star, the Sun

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Document Introduction to Astronomy -Lecture 5

Solar Sytem II -The Outer Jovian Planets and Small Bodies

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Document Introduction to Astronomy -Lecture 4

Solar System I - The Inner Terrestrial Planets and the Asteroid Belt

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Document Assignment 4 -Observing and Classifying Stars

The assignment is to be used as summative coursework.

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Document Assignment 5 -Black holes -debunking the myths

The assignment is to be used as summative coursework.

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Document Introduction to Astronomy -Lecture 3

The Sun-Earth-Moon System: Coordinate Systems, Moon Phases, Tides, and Calendars

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Document Assignment 2 - The Astrolabe Activity

The assignment is to be used as summative coursework.  

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Document Assignment 3 -The Great Planet Debate

The assignment is to be used as summative coursework.

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Document Assignment 6 -MicroObservatory Astrophotography

The assignment is to be used as summative coursework.

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Document Introduction to Astronomy -Lecture 2

Observing Techniques, Light and the Telescope

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Document Assignment 1 -Diffraction Grating

This assignment is to be used as formative coursework and will be due October 27, 2016.

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Document Introduction to Astronomy -Lecture 1

Introduction: A Brief History and Constellations, Size Scales of the Universe

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Document Equatorial Coordinate System Demo

This is an animation demonstrating the equatorial coordinate system.  I uploaded it as a powerpoint slide.  In order to animate the slide, start...

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