Climate Change · Part One
Climate Change · Part Two
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Astronomy Syllabus
· 1.1 - Disc. of the Field of Astronomy
· 1.2 - Important Units of Measurement
· 1.3 - Overview of the Course
2.0 - How Science is Done
3.0 - The Big Bang
4.0 - Discovery of the Galaxy
5.0 - Age and Origin of the Solar System
6.0 - Methods of Observational Astronomy
7.0 - The Life-Giving Sun
8.0 - Planets of the Solar System
9.0 - The Earth in Space
10.0 - The Search for Extrasolar Planets
11.0 - Modern Views of Mars
12.0 - Universe Endgame
Life in the Universe
Glossary: Climate Change
Glossary: Life in Universe
Overview of the Course Structure and Objectives
What will you, the student, gain from this course? Below are outlined the general course objectives:
Good luck in your journey across space and time!
- You will be able to describe the Big Bang and the origin of the elements.
- You will be able to explain the age and origin of the Solar System and illustrate differences between Earth and other planets in the Solar System.
- You will be able to describe the basic tools used in observational astronomy and the methods astronomers use to determine the distances to the stars.
- You will be able to summarize conditions necessary for life and to assess scientific evidence for life on other planets.
- Best of all, you will able to intelligently read an article about astronomy in a magazine or newspaper and explain to somebody else.