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Teaching an astronomy class by Frigate - Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:29:35 EST ID:CtuYLr3e No.56766 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So next week, I have been given the opportunity to teach astronomy (sadly only stars and galaxies) and I need to add some stuff to it. I could go as hard as I want on these freshmen, so what should I include?
Edmond Halley - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:41:18 EST ID:+dZOVkhN No.56767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fuck them up with plasma cosmology they won't know what's up.
Frigate - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:52:46 EST ID:CtuYLr3e No.56768 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lmao they'd be dead. I'll add that shit for shits and giggles.
Robert Dicke - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:32:03 EST ID:M/g1akbS No.56769 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tell em about Redshift and how every major galaxy is speeding away from them
William Herschel - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:36:05 EST ID:fvmLMq9b No.56772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Explain standard candles
Bart Bok - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 04:17:01 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56773 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's day one astronomy 101
Bernard-Ferdinand Lyot - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:25:52 EST ID:yzfSDg8q No.56778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also be sure and mention that it's only a theory, and there are other scenarios out there that are every bit as likely.
Tycho Brahe - Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:11:45 EST ID:Gsa9fLd4 No.56779 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hardly every bit as likely. There is no alternative model that can currently explain redshift and the uniformity of the CMB not to mention dozens of other observations.
Irwin Shapiro - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:21:17 EST ID:nHQDeeId No.56780 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Show them how to find andromeda
Joseph Taylor Jr. - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:16:33 EST ID:4yc+FRR6 No.56782 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That just sent me on a fun little side quest, thank you.
Joseph-Louis Lagrange - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:33:23 EST ID:M/g1akbS No.56786 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, OP, How did it go??
George Gamow - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:51:43 EST ID:U3oyeBRN No.56787 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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