Catalogue of Free Resources

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TITLE; DESCRIPTION

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FR01

The Rhythmic Sky 1.2
How and why celestial objects move in the sky the way they do, and more about practical astronomy.

FR02

Stellar Radiation 1.2
The electro-magnetic spectrum in Astronomy.

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FR03

Stellar Distance 1.3
How astronomers measure distance to celestial objects; an overview.

FR04

Stellar Velocity 1.2
How astronomers measure velocity of celestial objects.

FR05

Multi-wavelength Astronomy
How astronomers use the entire electro-magnetic spectrum and how that contributes to our understanding of the Universe.

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FR06

Stellar evolution 1.1
The life cycle of stars.

FR07

Great Distances
Continuation of Stellar Distance, but now further out, up to the reverse use of Hubble's Law.

FR08

Hubble's Law
Cosmological redshift, the Expanding Universe and Hubble's constant.

FR09

FR10

FRS01 Matariki 2.2
The principle of heliacal rising and how that defines the New Zealand indigenous New Year.

FRS02

A Sense of Scale 1.1
How to make sense of distance in, and the size of the Universe.

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FRS03 Celestial Bodies Lining up
On transits, occultations, eclipses and gravitational lensing
FRS04 Calendar and Time
History of our calendar and time systems.
FRS05 Luminosity, Magnitude and Distance
Absolute and apparent brightness and how that relates to distance. Numerical examples.

Telescopes
The basics of optical telescopes.