Course Outline: 

  1. Observing the Night Sky
    2. Historical Highlights in Astronomy
    3. The Solar System: The Terrestrial Planets
    4: The Solar System—Jovian Planets, Comets, Asteroids, etc.
    5: The Sun and Other Stars
    6: Galaxies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should have done the following:

  1. Developed a basic knowledge of astronomy, both historical and observational.
  2. Acquired an appreciation for astronomy and the night skies.
  3. Learn how astronomers study the universe and exercise some of those skills yourself.

Course Materials

This course is self-contained. You do not need a separate astronomy book to complete the units.

Required Resources

Access to a computer and internet access.