Week 2, September 10, 12, 14:
Where are we?
Saturn and the Cassini mission
Flying through Saturn's rings
Mike Brown on the
discovery of Pluto
What is a planet?
deGrasse Tyson on Pluto
Pluto's reclassification, from Pluto's perspective
Week 3, September 17, 19, 21:
motion of Jupiter and Saturn
motion in a Ptolemaic and Copernican system.
Phases of Venus
Week 4, September 24, 26, 28:
for Alien Earths - Nova Science Now
NASA's exoplanet archive
Exoplanet website with plotting tool
Week 6, October 8, 10, 12:
Extremophiles on Earth
Tyson on the Drake Equation
Week 7, October 22, 24, 26:
testing relativity with atomic clocks
Planet in the Neighborhood
Rekindles Wish for Journey to the Stars
Week 8 October 31
Bad displays of data 1
Bad displays of data 2
Bad displays of data 3
Week 10, November 12, 14, 16:
The Sizes of
images of ultra-faint dwarf galaxies. - HR diagrams reveal their
existence and tell the story of their past.
Census of stars near the Sun. We look at
the movie of systems within 25 parsecs. Then we will
look at the slideshow of stars within 10 pc.
Solar flare movie
Week 12, November 26, 28, 30:
Nebula Show - pretty pics of planetary nebulae.
casts:Why won't the supernova explode? An advertisement for the
new NuSTAR space telescope.
PhD comics: The secret lives (and deaths) of stars
Some cool supernova remnants.
and the black hole
Tyson on death by black hole.
Week 13, December 3, 5, 7:
What's wrong with this?
Outside of class, watch the second clip from the show (there are a
bunch of commercials to get there.) In class I will use this link
orbiting the black hole at the center of our Galaxy.
Some slides on the Hubble Ultra Deep field
Image and rotation curve of M33
Week 14, December 10, 12, 14:
is a circus master of the Universe.
place in the universe 1
Our place in
the universe 2
Later in the semester
A few slides about
measuring the presence of elements in stars with spectra.
shift and light
HR diagram of the brightest
and closest stars
Nova podcast about Supernova Event Network.
Hubble ultra deep field 3D animation