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Deep time & space;
Powers of 10
Electricity & Magnetism; Electric Generator Aurora photos; Dynamo; Electromagnetic wave

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6 Sep 2010 8 Sep 2010 10 Sep 2010
Electromagnetic Spectrum; "Slow light" Continuous/discrete spectrum demo & theory Spectroscopy; Doppler effect

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13 Sep 2010 15 Sep 2010 17 Sep 2010

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Zeeman effect; Wave-particle duality Sun overview & cross section; Sun color "Green flash"; Sun energy source; nuclear vs. chemical

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20 Sep 2010 22 Sep 2010 24 Sep 2010
p-p fusion cycle;
ITER: Sun on Earth
Derivation of E = mc2 Solar dynamo & sunspots

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27 Sep 2010 29 Sep 2010 1 Oct 2010
Solar neutrino mystery Neutrino oscillations; Radar ranging & parallax Luminosity & flux; Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

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4 Oct 2010 6 Oct 2010 8 Oct 2010
1st Exam Sun's life cycle: stellar thermostat, red giant 1 Sun's life cycle: degenerate matter, red giant 2, nebulae

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11 Oct 2010 13 Oct 2010 15 Oct 2010
White Dwarfs &
electron degeneracy
Nova & Supernova Type I & II Supernovae

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18 Oct 2010 20 Oct 2010 22 Oct 2010
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Jocelyn Bell discovers Pulsars
7.6 MB PDF
Ian Shelton discovers SN1987A
7.4 MB PDF

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25 Oct 2010 27 Oct 2010 29 Oct 2010

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Overview of Black Holes; spacetime curvature Black hole overview Space, Time, Relativity
6.3 MB PDF

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1 Nov 2010 3 Nov 2010 5 Nov 2010
Space, Time, Relativity continued Sgr A* is a supermassive BH at the Galactic center Review for Exam 2

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8 Nov 2010 10 Nov 2010 12 Nov 2010

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2nd Exam Solar system, galaxy, universe
2.7 MB PDF
Milky Way spiral density waves

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15 Nov 2010 17 Nov 2010 19 Nov 2010
Distances beyond The Milky Way: Cepheids & Tully-Fisher Why dark matter? What dark matter? Where dark matter?

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22 Nov 2010 24 Nov 2010 26 Nov 2010
Hubble discovers the expanding universe Thanks
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Thanks
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29 Nov 2010 1 Dec 2010 3 Dec 2010

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Boltzmann's fluctuation & Olber's dark night sky Big Bang Timeline Cosmic microwave background
5.6 MB PDF

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6 Dec 2010 8 Dec 2010 10 Dec 2010
The inflationary universe The mechanism of accelerated expansion The end of the world