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AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Orbital Period, Gas Giant, Vb 10
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AS101Lecture 10Solar Systems, Stars, and Exoplanets Exoplanets First sign of exoplanets were discovered using timings of pulsar stars The modulations of their periods could only be explained by the presence of small, plane...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Harlow Shapley, Instability Strip
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AS101Lecture 9 The Milky Way Galaxy The Discovery of the Galaxy th Until the 20 century no one knew what the Milky Way was Galaxies Greek word for milk Galileos telescope revealed that the glowing Milky Way is made up of s...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Supergiant, Giant Star, Triple-Alpha Process
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AS101Lecture 8 The Deaths of Stars Giant Stars Giant star: Large, cool, highly luminous star in the upper right corner of the HR diagram, typically 10 to 100 times the diameter of the Sun. Supergiant star: Exceptionally lu...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Apparent Magnitude, Hypothetical Star, Parsec
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AS101Lecture 6 The Family of Stars Star Distances Distance is the most important and the most difficult measurement in astronomy The Astronomers Triangulation Method Stellar parallax: the small apparent shift in position o...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Fission, Coulomb Barrier
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AS101 Lecture 7 The Structure and Formation of Stars Stellar Structure Stars are held together by gravity and balanced by their own internal heat and pressure Conservation of mass: total mass equals the sum of shell masses...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Incandescent Light Bulb, Optical Instrument, Redshift
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AS101Lecture 5 Sun Light and Sun Atoms The Sun: Basic Characteristics Great ball of hot gas held together by its own gravity Energy produced by nuclear fusion in the Suns core Small changes in the Suns luminosity can have ...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Primary Mirror, Heat Radio, Sunscreen
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AS101Lecture 4 Isaac Newton, Gravity and Radiation Isaac Newton Born in Woolsthorpe, England Quite child of a farming family During 16651666, Newton made most of his scientific discoveries Published Principia in 1687 Reali...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Celestial Spheres, Astronomical Unit, Local Group
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AS101 Lecture 1 From Solar System To Galaxy To Universe Introduction to Astronomy The study of astronomy gives us a sense of where we are in the universe, with a respect to surrounding galaxies, stars, clusters, and other ...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Celestial Equator, March Equinox, Lunar Phase
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AS101 Lecture 2 Constellations Constellation One of the stellar patterns identified by name, usually of mythological gods, people, animals, or objects We classify stars by constellations They have to do with stellar patter...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Star Chart, Aryabhatiya, Deferent And Epicycle
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AS101Lecture 3Brief History of Ancient Astronomy History Ancient astronomers all over the globe observed the sky and recognized patterns in the motion of the Sun, Moon, planets, and bright stars Ancient people of central A...

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Ioannis John Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Orbital Inclination, Lithosphere, Clyde Tombaugh

AS101 Module 4 November 20th, 2018 Mercury -- Planet Number 1 Closest to the Sun Properties for each heavenly object: - A summary data sheet - Orbital properties - Geology - Atmosphere - Magnetic field - Exploration Planet...

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Arthur Read
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Minute And Second Of Arc, Big Bang

AS101 Lesson 1 Notes Our place in the Universe Earth has a diameter of 13000 km 1 AU is the distance of the Earth to the sun (150,000,000 Km) The known universe is around 7 billion ly across. The estimated age of the u...

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Ioannis Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Orbital Mechanics, Apparent Retrograde Motion, Ecliptic

AS101 Lesson 2 Notes The location of the Sun in the sky depends on the time of day, the time of year and your location on the face of the Earth The northsouth axis (its rotational axis) is not perpendicular to the eclipt...

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Ioannis Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Pope Gregory Xiii, Sandford Fleming, Leap Year

AS101 Lesson 3 Notes In the sky, latitude is called declination and longitude is called right ascension. Another way of determining the length of a day is to measure the time it takes for any star to make successive pass...

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Ioannis Haranas
AS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Ibn Arabi

Astronomy LA1 Johann Kepler Scientific contributions discovered three major laws of planetary motion, conventionally designated as follows: (1) the planets move in elliptical orbits with the Sun at one focus; (2) the time...

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Ioannis Haranas

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