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Radiation astronomy/Courses

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The objective of the various pathways, or courses, is to provide students with the fundamental descriptions that constitute the field and science of radiation astronomy. At the end of their choices of paths, the course, a student should have a well-rounded knowledge of astronomy, radiation astronomy, and observational and theoretical radiation astronomy, each as they apply to the occurrences of radiation on, within or from above the Earth.

These courses are built upon the ongoing research performed by radiation astronomers around the world and in the not so empty space above the Earth's atmosphere.


Although a working knowledge of calculus and physics is beneficial, most concepts presented require only an understanding of algebra. Additional learning resources are also provided through the courses to increase a student's background knowledge.

Completion levelsEdit

Each learning resource is dynamic. Some lectures change and expand maximizing at just over 100 kB. Others may be lists of resources.



Radiation-based lectures (alphabetical)Edit

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  1. Acoustic astronomy F
  2. Active galactic nuclei astronomy F
  3. Aerometeor astronomy F
  4. Alpha-particle astronomy F
  5. Asteroid astronomy F
  6. Atomic astronomy F
  7. Baryon astronomy F
  8. Beta-particle astronomy S, F
  9. Blue astronomy S, F
  10. Cloud astronomy F
  11. Color astronomy F
  12. Cometary astronomy F
  13. Cosmic-ray astronomy S, F
  14. Cryometeor astronomy F
  15. Cyan astronomy S, F
  16. Electromagnetic astronomy S
  17. Electron astronomy S, F
  18. Fiery meteor astronomy F
  19. Galaxy astronomy F
  20. Galaxy cluster astronomy F
  21. Gamma-ray astronomy S, F
  22. Gravitational astronomy F
  23. Green astronomy S, F
  24. Hadron astronomy F
  25. High-velocity galaxy astronomy F
  26. Hydrometeor astronomy F
  27. Hypervelocity stellar astronomy F
  28. Infrared astronomy S, F
  29. Kuiper belt astronomy F
  30. Lightning astronomy F
  31. Lithometeor astronomy F
  32. Meson astronomy F
  33. Meteor astronomy S, F
  34. Meteoroid astronomy F
  35. Mineral astronomy F
  36. Meteor-shower astronomy F
  37. Microwave astronomy S, F
  38. Molecule astronomy F
  39. Muon astronomy S, F
  40. Nebula astronomy S, F
  41. Neutrals astronomy F
  42. Neutrino astronomy S, F
  43. Neutron astronomy S, F
  44. Oort cloud astronomy F
  45. Optical astronomy S, F
  46. Orange astronomy S, F
  47. Particle astronomy F
  48. Planetary astronomy F
  49. Plasma-meteor astronomy F
  50. Positron astronomy S, F
  51. Proton astronomy S, F
  52. Radar astronomy S, F
  53. Radiation astronomy S, F
  54. Radio astronomy S, F
  55. Red astronomy S, F
  56. Rock astronomy F
  57. Scattered disk astronomy F
  58. Standard candle astronomy S, F
  59. Stellar astronomy F
  60. Subatomics astronomy F
  61. Submillimeter astronomy S, F
  62. Superluminal astronomy S, F
  63. Synchrotron astronomy F
  64. Tauon astronomy F
  65. Ultraviolet astronomy S, F
  66. Violet astronomy S, F
  67. Visual astronomy S, F
  68. X-ray astronomy S, F
  69. Yellow astronomy S, F

Radiation-based lecturesEdit

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Technology lecturesEdit

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Topic-based lecturesEdit

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Spectrometry-based lecturesEdit

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Entity-based lecturesEdit

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Source-based lecturesEdit

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Object-based lecturesEdit

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  1. Aion
  2. Airborne radiation astronomy
  3. Analytical radiation astronomy
  4. Ariel as a rocky object
  5. Astrogeology
  6. Astroglaciology
  7. Astrognosy
  8. Astrohistory
  9. Balloons
  10. Callisto
  11. Ceres
  12. Comets
  13. Coronal clouds
  14. Craters
  15. Early telescopes
  16. Earth
  17. Earth as a gaseous object
  18. Earth as a liquid object  
  19. Earth as a rocky object  
  20. Earth orbits  
  21. Europa
  22. Exploratory astronomy  
  23. Ganymede
  24. Gaseous objects  
  25. Gases
  26. Heliocentric astronomy  
  27. Io
  28. Jupiter
  29. Jupiter as a gaseous object
  30. Jupiter as a liquid object
  31. Jupiter as a rocky object
  32. Liquid objects
  33. Liquids
  34. Magnetohydrodynamics  R
  35. Mars
  36. Mars as a gaseous object
  37. Mars as a liquid object
  38. Mars as a rocky object  
  39. Mercury
  40. Mercury as a gaseous object
  41. Mercury as a liquid object
  42. Mercury as a rocky object  
  43. Meteorites
  44. Mineral astronomy  
  45. Mineralogy
  46. Minerals
  47. Miranda  
  48. Moon
  49. Neptune
  50. Neptune as a gaseous object
  51. Neptune as a liquid object
  52. Neptune as a rocky object
  53. Nucleosynthesis
  54. Radiation objects S
  55. Object astronomy  
  56. Orbital platforms  
  57. Plasma objects
  58. Plasma-object astronomy  
  59. Plasmas
  60. Pluto
  61. Astronomical regions
  62. Regions
  63. Rocks
  64. Rocky objects
  65. Saturn
  66. Saturn as a gaseous object  
  67. Saturn as a liquid object  
  68. Saturn as a rocky object
  69. Scattered discs  
  70. Solar systems
  71. Sounding rockets
  72. Sun as a gaseous object
  73. Sun as a liquid object
  74. Sun as a rocky object
  75. Sun-synchronous orbits  
  76. Titan
  77. Titania  
  78. Trigonometric-parallax astronomy
  79. Triton  
  80. Uranus
  81. Uranus as a gaseous object
  82. Uranus as a liquid object
  83. Uranus as a rocky object
  84. Venus
  85. Venus as a gaseous object
  86. Venus as a liquid object
  87. Venus as a rocky object
  88. Vesta

Category-organized lecturesEdit





See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

{{Principles of radiation astronomy}}