Week 13   23-27 November

NOTE: These lectures were recorded before the current lab manual was revised, so the page numbers that I cite in the lectures won't match. Go by what is indicated in the blue type above each image of the lecture.

Page 82 in current lab manual

Page 82 in current lab manual (continued),

Page 83 

Page 83 in current lab manual (continued),

Page 84

Page 84 in current lab manual (continued)

Page 85

Week 12    16-20 November

NOTE: These lectures were recorded before the current lab manual was revised, so the page numbers that I cite in the lectures won't match. Go by what is indicated in the blue type above each image of the lecture.

Star Death, Part 1: Low Mass Stars

Page 73 in current lab manual 

(page 75 in previous lab manual)

Page 74 in current lab manual

(Page 76 in previous lab manual)

Page 75, in current lab manual

(Page 77 in previous lab manual)

Page 75, 76 in current lab manual

(Page 78, 79 in previous lab manual)

Go to "Planetary Nebula" page to see slideshow of some amazing planetary nebulae!

Page 76 in current lab manual

(Page 79 in previous lab manual)

Page 77 in current lab manual

(Page 80 in previous lab manual)

Page 78 in current lab manual

(Page 81, 82 in previous lab manual)

Page 78, 79 in current lab manual

(Page 82 in previous lab manual)

See also "ASTR Low Mass Star Death" for additional videos

Star Death Part 2: High Mass Stars

Page 80 in current lab manual

(Page 83 in previous lab manual)

Page 81 in current lab manual

(Page 84 in previous lab manual)

Page 81 (continued) in current lab manual

(Page 85 in previous lab manual)

See also "ASTR High Mass Star Death" for additional video

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Week 11

09 November

Page 69

See also "ASTR Cepheid Variable Stars" page after viewing these lectures

Page 24

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Week 10   02-06 November

See also "ASTR Star Formation" page after viewing these lectures

Page 60

Page 61

Page 62

Page 63

Page 64

Page 65

Page 66

Page 67

Page 68

Here are two video on the H-R diagram:

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Week 9    26-30 October

This week's video is a short lecture that's just a brief overview of General Relativity. You're going to have to spend some serious time in the text to get to the nitty-gritties. 

Remember, the purpose of these topics on Relativity (both Special and General) is get you up to speed on the nature of space and spacetime. 

The Launchpad homework assignment that goes with this lecture is based on chapter 12, section 11.

Take your time and READ!

This video does a really nice job:

Week 8   19 - 23 October

Lab Assignment

Using Newton's Version of Kepler's Third Law to Determine the Mass of a Black Hole

Click Here

This week's lectures:

After completing the above lecture, go to "ASTR Michelson-Morley" for more info.

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Read about the topic below in the text, section 12-11, pages 369-374

Week 7    ​12-16 October

Administrative catch-up

Week 6    05-09 October


 08 October

Important!

Read this first before watching video. 

If you can print it, do so.

(Don't just skim it in 30 seconds-read it!)

Notes on Gravity

(click here)

Refer to page 41 Astronomy Lab Manual:

Use Page 45a Astronomy Lab Manual:

Refer to pages 41, 42 in Astronomy Lab Manual:

 Breaking News, Tuesday, 06 October

Here is a topic from the Physics course that is relevant in Astronomy. I've included the pages from the Physics Workbook to make it easier to follow the lecture.

The Scientific Method

(click here)

Saturday, 03 October

Fot those of you having some difficulty with conversions (seconds to years, years to seconds, etc.) here's a lesson on the topic from the Physics course. Also, I,ve included a brief instruction sheet.

Factor-Label Conversions

(click here)

Week 5    28 Sep - 02 Oct

For additional content, go to:

 "ASTR History, ASTR Kepler, ASTR Galileo's Sketches, ASTR Newton"

Lab Manual Page 35

Lab Manual Page 36

Lab Manual Page 37

Lab Manual Page 38

Lab Manual Pages 39-40

Lab Manual Pages 40a-40b

Lab Manual Page 40c

Week 4           21-25 Sep


Lab Manual Pages 6 -10

Lab Manual Pages 11 - 25

Lab Manual Pages 26 - 34

After completing the above lectures, the video below should be more relevant. Note the distances cited on the left-hand side of the screen and how they are expressed in terms of light speed and "look-back time." Most of the images you will see are actual photos with very little CGI except at the very end.

For further content go to 

"ASTR Astro Scales"

Week 3      14 - 18 Sep

Study Guide for Dark Matter Quiz

to take place on Week 4

(click here)

Reading Assignment:

The Importance of Conversations in Astronomy and Cosmology

(click here)

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Use your Lab Manual with this and subsequent lectures.

These lectures are long, so hit "pause" every twenty minutes or so. It'll go better that way!

 Lab Manual Pages 1 - 3



Lab Manual Pages 4-5

Week 2             7-11 Sep  

For additional content and videos go to

 "ASTR Dark Matter-Dark Energy" page

Week 1     28 Aug - 4 Sep