Welcome to Stellar Astronomy. For those of you who were in my Planetary Astronomy class, the structure of the class is essentially the same. I am often asked by those students who have completed Planetary Astronomy if Stellar is different in any way.Consider that planetary astronomy involves a relatively small number of objects that involve a great many measurements of their properties. Stellar, on the other hand, involves literally billions of objects, all of which can be described with some simple physical properties. That’s an over simplification perhaps, but it does express the essence of the differences.After a brief overview of the upcoming semester, let’s have some fun learning the names of stars.
Stellar Astronomy is a one semester course offered to juniors and seniors at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School. If you are a visitor, you are more than welcome to browse these pages for hundreds of links to what I believe are useful pages for students of Astronomy.