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Astronomy Course Description

The universe is comprised of infinite space both on Earth and beyond.

It is quite illuminating to discover the expansiveness that can be found by studying the night skies and not only learning about the array of celestial objects that exist but also understanding the reasons behind certain formations and intergalactic activities.
 
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In this course we're going to explore our night sky, constellations, our solar system, our galaxy, and what lies beyond the far reaches of space. In addition, we'll learn about past and current projects for space exploration, as well as future ideas for space travel.
 
Our journey will also take us to black holes, quasars, supernovaes, brown dwarfs, and the string theory. And Lastly, we'll explore in depth on how we make observations from earth, and touch on the mechanics of optical telescopes that aid us in exploring the night sky.
"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible."
- Albert Einstein

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Astronomical Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Cosmic View

    The universe is comprised of infinite space both on Earth and beyond. In this lesson, we'll explore the cosmic view, star variances, and the Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram.
  • Lesson 2: Constellations

    In this lesson we'll explore measurements used to find the location of stars (celestial coordinates), and the constellations: Pegasus, Andromeda, Perseus, Hercules, Lyra, Sagittarius, Taurus, Gemini, Lepus, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Capricornus, Leo, and
  • Lesson 3: Exploring the Solar System

    Not only children as they lay awake at night, but many grown people in an attempt to understand and take in the breadth of celestial bodies that makeup the universe, have also invested inordinate amounts of time studying and reading about the solar system
  • Lesson 4: Planets and Moons

    Let's explore our planets and moons in this solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
  • Lesson 5: Space Exploration - The Final Frontier

    The Final Frontier
  • Lesson 6: Future Plans for Space Exploration

    The Final Frontier
  • Lesson 7: Exploring Beyond the Solar System - Black Holes

    While we have utilized both of the words astronomy and cosmology, we have yet to fully define the latter of the two.
  • Lesson 8: Quasars, Supernovae, Brown Dwarfs, String Theory

    While we have utilized both words, astronomy and cosmology, we have yet to fully define the latter of the two.
  • Lesson 9: Observation Made Simple

    We began our discussion of astronomy by outlining the basics tenets of star gazing. In Lesson One we provided information regarding the types of stars and constellations you may hope to see dependent upon the season in which you are viewing.
Course Title: Astronomy 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550424
Course Type: High School Level
Course URL: http://astronomy101.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: April Graves
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $35.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $60.00
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CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the major and minor constellations.
  • Identify and describe our solar system.
  • Describe and differentiate the planets and moons of our solar system
  • Describe both the history and future plans of space exploration.
  • Describe Black Holes, Quasars, Supernovae, Brown Dwarfs, String Theory.
  • Demonstrate basic functions of using a telescope, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lessons 1 & 2 ExamExam13
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lessons 3 & 4 ExamExam14
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lessons 5 & 6 ExamExam14
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lessons 7 & 8 ExamExam12
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam15
Total Points:293

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