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      International Open Academy

      Introduction to Astronomy

      International Open Academy
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      Typology Course
      Methodology Online
      Class hours 30h
      Duration 60 Days
      Start Different dates available
      • Course
      • Online
      • 30h
      • Duration:
        60 Days
      • Start:
        Different dates available

      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.

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      · What are the objectives of this course?

      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 Objective

      · Qualification

      Fully accredited by ICOES, International Council for Online Educational Standards.

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      Storm Tyers
      4.0 14/07/2018
      What I would highlight: I’ve absolutely loved every minute of it. Easy to study and answer questions. Good course totally worth it.
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      What you'll learn on the course

      Planetary Science
      Physics Chemistry
      Advanced Physics
      Light Physics
      Modern Physics
      Space Physics

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      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
      The Big Bang
      Extrasolar life forms
      Sighting mysterious activity in the night sky