Chapter 3

Light & Telescopes



University of California Accredited High School Class 

In Summer 2014, BRIEF developed and submitted a High School Astronomy course outline to the University of California accreditation board.   This was approved in September 2014 and is the first known approved, UC Accredited, High School Astronomy Class in California.

The lessons on this page are the core of this course. The book for the class is: The Cosmos Astronomy in the New Millennium by Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff (Williams College, Massachusetts), and Dr. Alex Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley).

Chapter 2

Light, Matter, & Energy

Electromagnetic Radiation

Blackbody Radiation

Chapter 1

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Astronomical Numbers


Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Study What We Cannot Touch