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AST 114 - Survey of Astronomy

AST 114: Survey of Astronomy (Missouri State University). Instructor: Professor Becky Baker. What is science? Is the Moon made of green cheese? What is a star made of? How hot is the sun? What's the difference between a galactic cluster and a globular cluster? How did the Solar System form? How did the Universe form? Will it last forever? This course tries to answer these questions and many more, providing a comprehensive overview of the objects and events beyond the Earth's atmosphere and the Earth itself, as a planetary member of the Solar System. We'll explore the Sun, the planets, the many other objects found in the Solar System, stars and galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, the fate of the universe, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

Introduction


Lecture 01 - Introduction
Lecture 02 - Birth of Astronomy
Lecture 03 - Orbits and Gravity
Lecture 04 - Constellations I
Lecture 05 - Constellations II
Lecture 06 - The Moon
Lecture 07 - Waves and Light
Lecture 08 - The Solar System
Lecture 09 - Earth
Lecture 10 - Mercury
Lecture 11 - Venus
Lecture 12 - Mars
Lecture 13 - The Gas Giants
Lecture 14 - Moons, Rings and Pluto
Lecture 15 - Comets and Asteroids
Lecture 16 - Our Sun I
Lecture 17 - Our Sun II
Lecture 18 - Analyzing Starlight
Lecture 19 - Census and Distance
Lecture 20 - Stellar Formation
Lecture 21 - Main Sequence Stars
Lecture 22 - Stars
Lecture 23 - Evolution of Stars
Lecture 24 - Star Review
Lecture 25 - The Universe/ Galaxies
Lecture 26 - The Milky Way
Lecture 27 - Colliding Galaxies
Lecture 28 - Thoughts About The Universe
Lecture 29 - Cosmology