Jason Kendall's Video Lecture Series

This series covers an entire introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics course. It can be used in its entirety or in parts. There are some videos which are much heavier on the mathematics than is appropriate for a true introductory course. However, the series serves as a springboard into Sophomore level classes in Astrophysics. The readings from the OpenStax Astronomy online textbook provide additional resources relevant to the topics in the videos. All the videos are externally hosted on YouTube, and when you click on one, you'll be directed to a short playlist of the entire module.

Jason Kendall is the Astronomy Laison Coordinator for William Paterson University. He does public talks and media appearances on Astronomy and Science.

Module 1: Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy

Module 2: Atoms and Light: The Interaction and Nature of Light and Matter

Module 3: The Sun

Module 4: Measuring the Stars

Module 5: Star Birth and Origins

Module 6: Star Death

Module 7: Stellar Corpses: White Dwarfs, Novae and Neutron Stars

Module 8: Stellar Corpses: Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Module 9: The Milky Way

Module 10: Galaxies in the Cosmos

Module 11: Cosmology and the Big Bang

Module 12: Fundamentals of the Sky

Module 13: The Birth and Rise of Science

Module 14: Special and General Relativity

Solar System and Exoplanets