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This page contains live, video podcasts of Astronomy 209 (Introduction to Astronomy II - The Cosmos) lectures taught at the University of Calgary. AST209 is a comprehensive, descriptive overview of various aspects of the universe outside the solar system covering topics such as: the history of astronomy, interstellar space, stars, galaxies, black holes, supernovae, and the origins of life and the universe. Course details can be found at the AST209 Course website.

ASTRONOMY 209 PODCAST Rene Plume

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This page contains live, video podcasts of Astronomy 209 (Introduction to Astronomy II - The Cosmos) lectures taught at the University of Calgary. AST209 is a comprehensive, descriptive overview of various aspects of the universe outside the solar system covering topics such as: the history of astronomy, interstellar space, stars, galaxies, black holes, supernovae, and the origins of life and the universe. Course details can be found at the AST209 Course website.

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    ASTR209 - Final Review

    ASTR209 - Final Review

    In this, the final lecture of the semester, I attempt to review the main, salient points of the course. Whew! Quite a whirlwind!

    • 1 hr 2 min
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    ASTR209 - Lecture 23

    ASTR209 - Lecture 23

    In this, the LAST lecture of the semester, we discuss General Relativity and Black Holes.

    • 55 min
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    ASTR209 - Lecture 22

    ASTR209 - Lecture 22

    In this lecture we discuss the final stages of the evolution of low and high mass stars. We also learn about Nova and Supernovae. Finally we talk about Neutron stars and begin a discussion on Black Holes

    • 59 min
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    ASTR209 - Lecture 21

    ASTR209 - Lecture 21

    In this lecture we discuss how a low mass star evolves off the main sequence when it runs out of hydrogen to fuse in its core. We follow its evolution from the Main Sequence to a Red Giant to a Supergiant to a Planetary Nebula to a White Dwarf.

    • 1 hr 6 min
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    ASTR209 - Lecture 20

    ASTR209 - Lecture 20

    In this lecture we discuss the formation of planets and the discoveries of exoplanets around other stars.

    • 53 min
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    ASTR209 - Lecture 19

    ASTR209 - Lecture 19

    In this lecture we continue to discuss the process of star formation from the fragmentation of a giant molecular cloud, to the collapse of the fragment and the formation of the protostar and disk. We also show where the protostar appears on the HR diagram, and how it evolves onto the main sequence.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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Wish this were available in MP3

For those in cars who use windshield time as classroom time, MP4 doesn't work. I have several iPods purpose configured for either exclusively educational or exclusively music. Not sure why MP4 is preferable, but I beg you to reconsider.

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