Victoria crater on Mars (Erik Wernquist)
Eta Carinae (Stephen Chadwick)
Titan and ring shadow (Cassini)
Flyby Pluto (New Horizons)
Jupiter (Juno)
Saturn's moon Epimetheus (Cassini)
Geysers on Enceladus (Cassini)
Vela supernova remnant (Stephen Chadwick)
Jupiter and Ganymede (HST)
Mars weather (MRO)
Aurora on Saturn (Cassini)
Occam crater on Ceres (Dawn)
Saturn closeup (Cassini)
Neptune's moon Triton (Voyager 2)
Pluto topography (New Horizons)
Nightscape (Mark Gee)
Carina Nebula in IR (HST)
Saturn's moon Hyperion (Cassini)
Helix nebula in IR (Vista)
Earth setting on Moon (Kaguya)
Saturn's moon Enceladus (Cassini)
The Nile at night (ISS)
Rhea in front of Titan (Cassini)
Jupiter (Juno)
Crater slope on Mars (MRO)
Carina Nebula (HST)
Horsehead nebula (HST)
Titan above Saturn's rings (Cassini)
Ligeia Mare on Titan (Cassini)
Sombrero galaxy (HST)
Earth and Moon from Saturn (Cassini)
Andromeda galaxy (Robert Gendler)
Sunset on Mars (Spirit rover)
Pluto mountains and plains (New Horizons)

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The Rhythmic Sky 3.0 Explains how celestial objects move in the sky, and why. This is the EBook version of the much more extensive course in our Slides section.  
A Sense of Scale 3.0 Building a scale model of the Universe, is that possible?  
Matariki 3.0 The helical rising of the open star cluster Pleiades and how that relates to the New Year celebrations of the New Zealand Māori  
Falling in Space 2.1 A primer in Orbital mechanics; How to travel from A to B in space.  
Stellar Radiation 2.1 The importance of EM-radiation for astronomy, absorption and emission lines, spectroscopy, HR-diagram.  
Stellar Evolution 3.0 How stars are formed, spend most of their lifetime and how they "die" and mapping of these processes on the HR-diagram. How are the chemical elements formed.  
Stellar Distance 3.0 There is no single technique to measure distance in the Universe. Astronomers use the term Cosmic Distance Ladder. We are going to climb that ladder.  
Magnitude & Distance 3.0 How distance to celestial objects can be obtained from the object's luminosity or magnitude. We discuss flux; magnitude scale; distance modulus; standard candles.  
     

 

 

 

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A Sense of Scale
The Rhythmic Sky
Matariki
Falling in Space
Stellar Radiation 2.1
Stellar Evolution 3.0
Magnitude & Distance 3.0
Stellar Distance 3.0

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