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ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Cosmic Distance Ladder, Angular Diameter, Depth Perception
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28 October 2018 Sunday Motion and distance of Stars How do we measure stellar distance to nearby stars? Are stars moving and if so how can be quantify that motion? Why are stellar distances important ? Distances are necess...

Astronomy
ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Coronal Mass Ejection, Space Debris, Solar Wind
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28 October 2018 Sunday Lecture 12: the Sun and Space weather on Earth Earths interior - We can use the patter of reections during earthquakes to deduce the interior structure of Earth. - Currently accepted model: Inner cor...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Horse Length
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25 October 2018 Thursday Astronomy Properties of Stars The brightness of a star depends on both distance and luminosity How do we measure stellar luminosities? Luminosity : amount of power a star radiates Apparent brightne...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Solar Constant, Chromosphere, Photosphere

22 October 2018 Monday Lecture 10 : As long as the sun shines The Sun is not only the largest object in our solar system - it is also the nearest example of a star. It produces energy by converting hydrogen to helium there...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Apparent Retrograde Motion, Geocentric Model, Minute And Second Of Arc

25 September 2018 Tuesday Lecture 4 Ancient Greek Science - Why does modern science trace its roots to the Greeks? - How did the greeks explain the planetary motion? The Copernican Revolution How did Copernicus, Tycho, and...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Apparent Magnitude, Richter Magnitude Scale, Horse Length
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Astronomy 114 Lecture 14: Stellar Brightness, Magnitudes, Mass and Radii 3/9/17 Goals for Learning - Luminosity of a star - What does apparent brightness depend on? - Stellar Magnitudes Lumino...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Pythagorean Theorem, Stellar Kinematics, Hypotenuse
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Astronomy 114 Lecture 13: Motion and Distance of Stars 3/2/17 Goals for Learning - Why are stellar distances important? - How do we measure stellar distance to nearby stars? - Are stars moving and i...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Zeeman Effect, Stellar Magnetic Field, Chromosphere
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Astronomy 114 Lecture 11: The Chaotic Solar Atmosphere 2/23/17 Goals for Learning - What causes solar activity? - How does solar activity vary with time? What causes solar activity? Layers of the Sol...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Potential Energy, Convection Zone, Radiation Zone
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Astronomy 114 Lecture 10: As Long as the Sun Shines 2/21/17 Goals for Learning - Why does the Sun shine? - What is the Sun’s structure? - How does nuclear fusion occur in the Sun? - How ...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Light Pollution, Roygbiv, Twinking
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Astronomy 114 Lecture 9: Telescopes Part 2 2/14/17 Goals for Learning - How does Earth’s atmosphere affect ground-based observations? - Why do we put telescopes into space? - How can we observe invisible light? - How...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Angular Distance, Refraction, Retina
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Astronomy 114 Lecture 8: Telescopes Part 1 2/9/17 Goals for Learning - How do eyes and cameras work? - What are the two most important properties of a telescope? - What are the two basic designs of telescopes? - What...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Rotational Energy, 30 Foot Fall, Blueshift
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Astronomy 114 Lecture 7: Light, Matter, and Energy 2/7/17 Goals for Learning - What is the structure of matter? - How is energy stored in atoms? - What are the three basic types of spectra? - ...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic Radiation, Photon
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find more resources at oneclass.com Astronomy 114 Lecture 6: Light, the Messenger 2/2/17 Goals for Learning - How do we experience light? - How do light and matter interact? - What is light? ...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Net Force, The Moons, Escape Velocity
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find more resources at oneclass.com Astronomy 114 Lecture 5: “On the Shoulders of Giants” 1/31/17 Goals for Learning - How do we describe motion? - How is mass different from weight? - What are...

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ASTR 114
Christopher A.Taylor
ASTR 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Copernican Revolution, Geocentric Model, Deferent And Epicycle
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find more resources at oneclass.com Astronomy 114 Lecture 4: Starry Messengers 1/26/17 Goals for learning Why does modern science trace its roots to the Greeks? How did the Greeks explain planetary motion? How ...

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Christopher A.Taylor

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