Astronomy & Astrophysics


The second run of my Astronomy & Astrophysics class was a tremendous joy!

Here are the links to every Google Slides presentation (complete with so many memes!!)

These are presented open source – but please give me credit if you plan to use / build on them!

Enjoy!

Week 1: Exceedingly Brief History of Astronomy

Week 2: You are Weird (And why it matters)

Week 3: NOTHING (will ever be the same)

Week 4: You are the center of the universe

Week 5: Review & Messier Objects

Week 6: YUM YUM UNIVERSE (Black Holes Part I)

Week 7: Why we fall (and, the simultaneously most & least spectacular way to die) (Black Holes Part II)

Week 8: Why we fall (and, the simultaneously most & least spectacular way to die) (Black Holes Part III)

Week 9: How to survive a space hurricane

Week 10: Are we forever alone?

Week 11: Looking up and Wandering (Solar system planets Part I)

Week 12: Looking up and Wandering (Solar system planets Part II)

Week 13: Looking up and Wandering (Solar system planets Part III)

Week 14: Looking up and Wandering (Solar system planets Part IV)

Week 15: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else

 


“To Infinity & Beyond” Astronomy class was the first run of my astronomy class, in 2016! It is rich with fun and interesting powerpoints and stuff papers.

The link below will bring you to my (ever-growing) list of lesson plans and “stuff papers” (handouts) for this class.

None of it is organized for “popular consumption”, but I provide it here for anyone to dive into if they do so please.

Feel free to use any of it at your leisure, it is open-source, attribution to me is suggested but not required.

Got questions? Email me