Video Lectures for Astronomy 115, SFSU

These files contain a video that you can view on your computer. There are 2 lectures per week, in addition to a "What's up?" video. You can also download and view .PDF versions of the slide shows here. (The .PDF files do not have an audio component, but the file sizes are much smaller. If the video file sizes are too large, you may need to delete previous lectures.)


Introduction to Professor McCarthy


Week 1
  • What's up, Week 1
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    Week 2
  • What's up, Week 2
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  • My Video of the August 21, 2017 Eclipse
  • Phases of the Moon
    Week 3
  • What's up, Week 3
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  • Kepler Table Activity ( Instructions)
  • Phases of Venus
  • How to Draw an Ellipse
    Week 4
  • What's up, Week 4
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  • lec8
  • Play with Newton's Cannon
    Week 5
  • What's up, Week 5
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  • Prisms can make a spectrum of light.
  • Spectral Lines Demo
  • How to see Infrared Light
    Week 6
  • What's up, Week 6
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  • Doppler Effect
  • NASA Video: Solar Cycles
  • Magnetic Fields
    Week 7
  • What's up, Week 7
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  • HR Diagram Activity
  • HR Diagram Animation
  • Midterm exam Wednesday, March 16 Review Sheet
    Week 8
  • What's up, Week 8
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  • Midterm exam Wednesday, March 16. Take exam on iLearn
    SPRING BREAK!

    March 20 is the Spring (or Vernal) Equinox


    Week 9
  • What's up, Week 9
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  • Core Collapse Supernova!
    Week 10
  • What's up, Week 10
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  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell & Discovery of Neutron Stars
  • OPTIONAL Article: Bell-Burnell wins $3 Million Prize
    Week 11
  • What's up, Week 11
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  • Model of the Milky Way Galaxy
    Week 12
  • What's up, Week 12
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  • Expanding Universe
    Week 13
  • What's up, Week 13
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  • The Known Universe (by Am. Mus. Nat. Hist.)
    Week 14
  • What's up, Week 14
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  • Global Tempertures: 1880 to 2020 (NASA Video)
    Week 15
  • What's up, Week 15
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  • NASA's Voyager Mission
  • OPTIONAL: Fermi Paradox
    Week 16
  • What's up, Week 16