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ASTR 104: Introduction to Stellar Astronomy - Complete

by Robert Wagner

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Description

The course includes: physical features of stars, including the sun as a star; stellar distances and motion, evolution and star types, study of the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies. The course includes discussion of recent discovered phenomena such as quasars, pulsars, cosmic blackbody radiation, and infrared stars. It also includes a short unit on the solar system. The text used for the course is Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe by Chaisson & McMillan, 6th edition. (ISBN 0-321-60510-1) The podcasts will include both live lecture and pre-recorded sessions. The live lecture sessions will be audio only and will refer to PowerPoint slides contained in the class website. The pre-recorded sessions can be both audio and video and will refer to PowerPoint slides as well as covering additional topics in Astronomy for enrichment. Students will be able to use these podcasts to supplement the lectures. They will be useful when the student is reviewing the material for exams. I will also provide supplemental material for enrichment of the class. Comments and feedback are appreciated and can be sent to: wagnerastronomy@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

Excellent for non-students

This is an excellent course for those interested in astronomy. I haven't been in college for a couple of decades now but recently rediscovered an interest in science, astronomy in particular. I wanted something more in depth than the popular science books sold in stores. Robert Wagner's course has been perfect. His lecture's are interesting. They can be understood by someone without a strong background in math or other sciences. The live lectures are fun in that they make you feel as if you're back in school and the video podcasts help you understand key concepts. Many thanks to professor Wagner for making all these lectures available. Highly recommend them.

Amazing

Helped me get through astronomy last semester. Great reviews and study aid!

really Great !

he explaines really well ! i like to listen them for times and times !