What you'll learn
- Understand more about Black Holes, White Dwarfs and other Intense stars
- No prerequisites
Extreme Phenomena: Black Holes, White Dwarfs and other Intense Stars takes you on a tour of the universe's most powerful objects - most of which are stars in some form or another. Also included in the tour are pulsars, neutron stars and mega-galaxies. These objects are so space-bending and awesome that they can change time and light itself.
This Course includes great BONUS LESSONS:
What on Earth is Astronomy?
Mini-Lesson: Meteor Showers
2. Warm-up activity
4. Black holes
5. General discussion of density
6. General discussion of different types of light, like X-rays
7. Life cycle of a star
8. Death of a star
9. Composition of a star
10. Similarities and differences between stars and large gas planets
11. Brief discussion and definition of nebulae
12. Star temperature
13. The Sun as a star
14. Red giants
17. White dwarfs
18. Neutron stars
19. Test questions
20. Cross-curricular activities
My name is Tony Ceraso and I will be your instructor. I sometimes run the planetarium and have written curriculum for the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. I have also written curriculum for NASA’s school visitation program and teach on the college level in NJ.
My goal is for you to thoroughly enjoy this lesson. I love astronomy and I want nothing more out of our time together than for you to have a greater appreciation for the universe through the understanding of this material. Besides the lesson I’m going to preview for you now, the course includes warm up activities, test questions, and cross-curricular activities for you to download as a supplement.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who would like to know more about astronomy.
Tony is the creator of the popular Home School Astronomy curriculum. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and has written astronomy curriculum for NASA and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC where he helps run the planetarium.
He teaches at Camden County College and has presented astronomy material in hundreds of venues across the United States.