Stellar 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 (2013)

Unit 1

·         August 29 – The Nature of Science

·         September 3 – Ancient Astronomy

·         September 5 – The Renaissance

·         September 10 – Gravity and the Nature of Light

·         September 12 – The Electromagnetic Spectrum

·         September 17 – Luminosity and The Nature of Matter

·         September 19 – Spectroscopy

 

Unit 2

·         Spetember 26 – The Sun

·         October 1 – Sunspots and Nuclear Fusion

·         October 3 – Parallax and Proper Motion

·         October 8 – The Doppler Effect and the Magnitude System

·         October 10 – Distance Modulus and Stellar Temperatures

·         October 15 – The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

·         October 17 – Stellar Masses

 

Unit 3

·         October 24 – The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation

·         October 29 – The Life Story of a Solar Mass Star

·         October 31 – The Lives of More Massive Stars

·         November 5 – Stellar Explosions

·         November 7 – Supernovae and Neutron Stars

·         November 12 – Pulsars and Black Holes

·         November 15 – Star Clusters

 

 

Unit 4

·         November 20 – The Milky Way

·         November 27 – Edwin Hubble and the “Island Universes”

·         November 29 – Galaxy Classification and Formation

·         December 4 – Galaxy Interactions and the Hubble Law

·         December 6 – Active Galaxies

·         December 11 – The Beginning and the End

 

 

 

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Updated 12/7/13
By James E. Heath
  
 
 
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