Astro 3 PowerPoint Presentations

Note: In many of my PowerPoints you'll find slides with purple backgrounds - these are slides on more advanced or not immediately relevant material that will not be on any exams. The material is there for the curious who want more. But pay special attention to the very last slide - the red slide - which has key ideas for your study and especially relevant for quiz and exam questions. The PowerPoints are listed below in order they are presented during the course

Short Videos Suitable for our mid-class Break

Chapter
Title
# Slides
pdf's
Last Revision
1
Introduction to the Course    
9/2/14
0
Principles of Clear Thinking and Scientific Method
129
pdf
9/1/17
0
On Teaching
17
pdf
9/7/15
2
Earth and Sky, Seasons, Eclipses
42
pdf
10/1/17
3
Science and Astronomy - Historical Perspective
51
pdf
10/1/17
4
Forces and Gravity
36
pdf
10/1/17
5
Light and Matter
66
pdf
10/15/15
6
Telescopes and Detectors
54
pdf
10/15/15
7,8
Formation and Properties of the Solar System
63
pdf
1/4/17
9
Inner Planet Geology
101
pdf
7/31/16
10
Inner Planet Atmospheres
71
pdf
9/6/15
Earth Climate Change in One (long) Lecture
227
pdf
7/26/16
11
Jovian Planet Systems
145
pdf
6/6/17
12a
Asteroids and Comets
146
pdf
6/25/16
12b
The Kuiper Belt
35
pdf
11/11/15
13
Other Solar Systems Around Other Stars
80
pdf
8/29/15
14
The Sun
71
pdf
6/21/15
24
Life in the Galaxy
105
pdf
6/22/17
         
  PowerPoint focused more on debunking climate-denial of Human-Caused Global Warming (AGW )