Radiation astronomy/Courses

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.

The images show LIGO and Livingston, Louisiana, measurement of gravitational waves. Credit: B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration).{{free media}}

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.


  1. Introduction
  2. Resources
  3. Special lectures
  4. Theory
  5. Special topics
  6. Selected images
  7. Lessons
  8. Quizzes
  9. Latoratories
  10. Problems
  11. Projects
  12. Related portals
  13. Related topics
  14. Things you can do!
  15. Sister projects



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. Meteor-shower astronomy F
  36. Microwave astronomy S, F
  37. Mineral astronomy 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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Category-organized lecturesEdit





See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

{{Principles of radiation astronomy}}