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Bruce BettsMay 1, 2014

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 12: The Sun and Stars

In my 12th class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy course at CSUDH, I cover the Sun and explore stars and stellar evolution. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page,

This lecture covers the Sun (physical characteristics, zones, solar cycle, sunspots, flares, coronal mass ejections, fusion, etc.) and Stars and Stellar Evolution (star types and colors, evolution, HR Diagrams, birth and death phases, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

In the next class I will cover the rest of the Universe including galaxies, cosmology, and life.

Read more: spectroscopy, Planetary Society Projects, space weather, the Sun, astronomy, stars and galaxies, solar observing spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, magnetospheres, Spitzer Space Telescope, history, explaining technology, Planetary Society Video, explaining science, Planetary Society, explaining image processing

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