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Name: Ken Broun Jr.
Title:  Associate Professor
           Math, Physics and Astronomy

Virginia Beach Campus

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On Line Resources

Chapter listings for online lecture notes in PDF format.


If links to various chapters are not active, please refer to the Powerpoint slides on my online page.


Chapter 2: The Sky

Chapter 3: Cycles of the Moon

Chapter 4: The Origin of Modern Astronomy

Chapter 5: Gravity

Chapter 6: Light and Telescopes

Chapter 7: Atoms and Starlight

Chapter 8: The Sun

Chapter 9: Measuring Stars –The Family of Stars chapter

Chapter 9: Binary Stars –The Family of Stars chapter

Chapter 10: The Interstellar Medium

Chapter 11: Star Formation

Chapter 12: Stellar Evolution

Chapter 13: The Deaths of Stars

Chapter 14:  Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Chapter 15:  The Milky Way

Chapter 16:  Galaxies

Chapter 17:   Active Galaxies

Chapter 18:  Cosmology

Chapter 19: Origin of the Solar System

Chapter 20: Earth

Chapter 21: Moon

Chapter 21:  Mercury

Chapter 22:  Venus

Chapter 22:  Mars

Chapter 23:  Jupiter

Chapter 23:  Saturn

Chapter 24:  Uranus

Chapter 24:  Neptune

Chapter 24:  Pluto, Kuiper Belt Objects, and the Oort Cloud

Chapter 25:  Meteorites, Asteroids and Comets

Chapter 26:  Life on Other Worlds