Introduction to Astronomy

International Open Academy
Online

£ 99 - (Rs 8,620) £ 17 - (Rs 1,480)

Important information

Typology Course
Methodology Online
Class hours 30 hours of study
Duration 60 Days
Start Flexible
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
  • Course
  • Online
  • 30 hours of study
  • Duration:
    60 Days
  • Start:
    Flexible
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
Description

Our Astronomy and Sky Watching Online Course is for individuals who:

have a curiosity of the solar system and how the universe works
would like to be able to identify major star patterns such as The Big Dipper, Ursa Major, The Northern Cross, and more
demonstrate an interest in the history, theories, and topics in Astronomical studies
would like to look at the night sky and differentiate among the many mysterious structures of comets, planets, asteroids, and more
want to become further educated in how the acts of the universe impact life on Earth
It is very easy for humans to feel that our space and time on Earth’s surface is limited and fairly simple, with our own world feeling small and enclosed to the place in which we were born, raised, and travel. However, one instance of looking up at the night’s sky will remind any one of us that beyond our planet, there is a greater, more expansive, and tumultuous universe in existence. An interest and thirst for knowledge about the solar system is not restricted to age, location, race, or religion. Anyone who has ever experienced the beauty of the night sky is reminded that there is an entire history of the universe within the blueprint that the stars, planets, and various rock formations have outlined for us.

For novice stargazers, making sense of how the moon, constellations, planets, and zodiac all interact can seem quite confusing and overwhelming. This online course, however, is designed with the non professional, amateur astronomer in mind. Upon completion of this course, students can enjoy the sky at night with a greater understanding of how the universe impacts us all, be able to tell engaging stories about the history of the planets, and easily be able to identify, some with the naked eye and some with astronomers equipment, the various structures of the solar system.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Students who complete this course in Astronomy and Sky Watching will be able to:

name and identify all of the planets and dwarf planets and their location in the solar system
distinguish among the various star formations in the night sky
understand the difference between astrology and astronomy and how the zodiac calendar and map interacts with the planets
identify how the Earth is affected by moon phases, how the calendar predicts the type of moon that will occur, and how to best view the lunar eclipses that take place in the sky
really tell if you are witnessing a shooting star, a comet, or some other structure from the Earth’s atmosphere
gain a greater understanding and knowledge of Astronomical history and major events such as The Big Bang, Hailey’s Comet, and if Black Holes and asteroids are truly a danger to life on Earth
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Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Online
Starts Flexible
Location
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Astronomy
Astrophysics
Planetary Science
Astrology
Physics Chemistry
Advanced Physics
Light Physics
Modern Physics
Space Physics
Physics

Course programme

Module 1: The Night Sky
What is Astronomy?
A brief history of Astronomy
Branches of Astronomy
Astronomical phenomena
Basics of the Celestial Sphere
Becoming an amateur sky watcher
How to read the night sky
Stargazing equipment

Module 2: The Moon and Planets
Facts about the moon
Lunar phases
Observing the moon
The planets of the solar system
Planetary facts
Identifying characteristics to observe planets
Dwarf planets

Module 3: Meteors, Comets, and Asteroids
Characteristics of meteors, comets, and asteroids
Observing meteor showers
Haily’s Comet and other famous cases
Identifying “shooting stars” and other comets
The dangers of Asteroids
How to view evidence of asteroids in the night sky

Module 4: The Stars and Zodiac
Facts about stars
Star formation
Star clusters and supernova
Identifying the constellations
The 13 Zodiac constellations
Astronomy vs. Astrology

Module 5: A Greater Understanding of the Universe
Black holes
The Milky Way
Galaxies
The Big Bang
Extrasolar life forms
Sighting mysterious activity in the night sky