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These topics in Elementary Astronomy are selected from our on-line Elementary Astronomy class.  They are provided here for those who may want to learn astronomy and do not need the interactivity, exams, and credit offered by the on-line class.  The content is frequently updated, but may lag that in the class.  If you are an enrolled student, please use the class website.   
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These topics in Elementary Astronomy are selected from our on-line Elementary Astronomy class.  They are provided here for those who may want to learn astronomy and do not need the interactivity, exams, and credit offered by the on-line class.  If you are an enrolled student, please use the class website.   
  
 
Click a topic to follow the link.
 
Click a topic to follow the link.
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Saturn_and_Extrasolar_Planets Saturn and Extrasolar Planets]
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Saturn_and_Extrasolar_Planets Saturn and Extrasolar Planets]
  
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Where_are_they_now Where are they now?]
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Where_are_they_now%3F Where Are They Now?]
  
  
 
'''Week 6'''
 
'''Week 6'''
  
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Comets_and_Meteors Comets and Meteors]
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Comets,_Asteriods,_Meteors,_and_Meteorites Comets, Asteroids, Meteors and Meteorites]
  
  
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'''Week 9'''
 
'''Week 9'''
  
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/How_to_Measure_Distances_in_the_Universe How to Measure Distances in the Universe]
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Things_Beyond_Our_Understanding_-_Dark_Matter_and_Dark_Energy Things Beyond our Understanding - Dark Matter and Dark Energy]
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*[http://www.npr.org/2011/01/24/132932268/a-physicist-explains-why-parallel-universes-may-exist Interview with Brian Greene about Fabric of the Cosmos]
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*[http://video.pbs.org/video/2163057527 Watch part of Fabric of the Cosmos on PBS and NOVA on line]
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*[http://www.npr.org/2011/11/14/142248148/exploring-supernovas-leads-to-physics-nobel-prize Interview with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter Discussing Supernovae ]
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'''Week 10'''
 
'''Week 10'''
  
*Vacation Week
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/How_to_Measure_Distances_in_the_Universe How to Measure Distances in the Universe]
  
  
 
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'''Week 11'''
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Special_Relativity Special Relativity]
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/General_Relativity General Relativity]
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'''Week 12'''
  
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Scale_of_the_Universe Scale of the Universe]
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Scale_of_the_Universe Scale of the Universe]
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'''Week 13'''
  
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Galaxies_Near_and_Far Galaxies Near and Far]
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Galaxies_Near_and_Far Galaxies Near and Far]
  
 
'''Week 13'''
 
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Special_Relativity Special Relativity]
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/General_Relativity General Relativity]
 
  
  
 
'''Week 14'''
 
'''Week 14'''
  
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Things_Beyond_Our_Understanding_-_Dark_Matter_and_Dark_Energy Things Beyond our Understanding - Dark Matter and Dark Energy]
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*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/The_Story_of_the_Universe The Story of the Universe]
*[http://www.npr.org/2011/01/24/132932268/a-physicist-explains-why-parallel-universes-may-exist Interview with Brian Greene about Fabric of the Cosmos]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUe0_4rdj0U&feature=fvwrel Something from nothing? A Discussion between Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins.]  
*[http://video.pbs.org/video/2163057527 Watch part of Fabric of the Cosmos on PBS and NOVA on line]
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*[http://www.startalkradio.net/ Neil deGrasse Tyson's News, Podcasts, and Question and Answer Forum.]
*[http://www.npr.org/2011/11/14/142248148/exploring-supernovas-leads-to-physics-nobel-prize Interview with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter discussing supernovae ]
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*[http://www.amazon.com/A-Short-History-Nearly-Everything/dp/0767908171 Delightful reading about A Short History of Nearly Everything, a Book by Bill Bryson]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo Recommended Lecture: Lawrence M. Krauss - A Universe from Nothing]
 
  
  
'''Week 15'''
 
 
*[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/The_Story_of_the_Universe The Story of the Universe]
 
*[http://www.amazon.com/Universe-Nothing-There-Something-Rather/dp/145162445X Lawrence Krauss's new book, The Universe from Nothing discusses the forefront of physics and astronomy (see link to an earlier lecture)]
 
*[http://www.amazon.com/A-Short-History-Nearly-Everything/dp/0767908171 Delightful reading about A Short History of Nearly Everything, a book by Bill Bryson]
 
  
  
Students enrolled in distance education sections should use [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle this site].
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''Students enrolled in distance education sections should use [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle this site].''

Latest revision as of 04:06, 12 August 2017

These topics in Elementary Astronomy are selected from our on-line Elementary Astronomy class. They are provided here for those who may want to learn astronomy and do not need the interactivity, exams, and credit offered by the on-line class. If you are an enrolled student, please use the class website.

Click a topic to follow the link.



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Students enrolled in distance education sections should use this site.