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First Astronomy Course Lecture Posted Online

Posted by Bruce Betts

14-02-2012 11:22 CST

Topics: podcasts and videos, Planetary Society Video, Planetary Society

I gave the first lecture of my Introduction to Astronomy and Planetary Science course last Wednesday. The video is below. I did a tour of the solar system, always a fun start to things. The course is Physics 195 at California State University Dominguez Hills. It goes out live on the internet, and via many Southern California cable TV companies, on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Pacific time.

The technology worked, the personnel at Dominguez Hills were great, I had some good questions from viewers, and I managed not to drool, so all-in-all, it was a good class.

Ever wonder what it looks like when Mat Kaplan and I record What's Up each week for Planetary Radio? Well, now you can find out (hint: it's not pretty). Mat joined me for the end of class and we recorded What's Up for radio on TV.

If you are curious about what is covered in the class, and when I plan to cover it, here is the syllabus. Thanks to all who joined me for the first class. Note that this week the new class will still air on Wednesday at: http://dhtv.csudh.edu (and, as a backup, on a lower resolution feed at: http://dhtv.csudh.edu/flash), but it will not be live because I'll be at a microrover workshop at Brown University. The following week it will be live once again.

 
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