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Intro Astronomy Class 3: Telescopes, the Moon

Posted by Bruce Betts

21-02-2014 16:35 CST

Topics: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, radio telescopes, astronomy and astrophysics spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, history, explaining technology, Planetary Society Video, the Moon, explaining science, Planetary Society, amateur astronomers, optical telescopes

In my third class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at CSUDH, I talk about the many types of telescopes and explore the Moon. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page, http://planetary.org/bettsclass

This lecture covers optical, radio, and space telescopes, the history, exploration, and importance of the Moon to our Solar System understanding, as well as impact cratering, and lunar tides and phases.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 3: Telescopes, the Moon

Lecture 3 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2014 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers optical, radio, and space telescopes, the history, exploration, and importance of the Moon to our Solar System understanding, as well as impact cratering, and lunar tides and phases. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

In the next class, I will talk about Venus and also compare the atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars.

 
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