Solar System Astronomy Lectures

 

 

 

Astronomy Lectures – Click on dates below to hear the lecture for that date!

 

Star Party Lectures

 

October 19, 2012 – The Nature of Science

 

November 16, 2012 – The Discoveries of Uranus and Neptune

 

February 15, 2013 – What Happened to Pluto?

 

March 22, 2013 – Dark Energy: The Return of the “Subtle Fluid”

 

Class Lectures

 

Unit 1

January 17, 2013 – The Nature of Science

January 22, 2013 – Ancient Astronomy

January 24, 2013 – Greek Astronomy

January 29, 2013 – Geocentrism vs. Heliocentrism

January 31, 2013 – Galileo and Kepler

February 5, 2013 – The Law of Gravity

February 7, 2013 – Kepler’s Laws Explained

February 12, 2013 – Space Exploration

 

Unit 2

 

February 19, 2013 – The Earth’s Atmosphere

February 21, 2013 – The Earth’s Interior

February 26, 2013 – The Earth’s Surface

February 28, 2013 – The Earth and the Moon

March 5, 2013 – The Moon

March 7, 2013 – The Moon and Mercury

March 19, 2013 – Mercury

March 21, 2013 – Venus

March 26, 2013 – Venus and Mars

March 28, 2013 -- Mars; Intro Jupiter

 

Unit 3

 

April 2, 2013 -- Jupiter

April 4, 2013 -- Jupiter’s Moons

April 9, 2013 – Saturn and its Moons

April 11, 2013 – Enceladus; the Discovery of Uranus

April 16, 2013 – The Discoveries of Neptune and Pluto

 

Unit 4

 

April 23, 2013 – Pluto and the Asteroids

April 25, 2013 – Comets

April 30, 2013 – Meteors; The Origin of the Solar System

May 2, 2013 – The Condensation Theory

May 7, 2013 – Life, the Solar System, and Everything

 

 

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Updated 10/31/12
By James E. Heath
  
 
 
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