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Course of Study
 

I. Early Astronomy

  • The way it was, way back when, the uneducated days
    • What are those dots in the night sky?
    • Why do some dots move differently from other dots?
    • How did cultures use these dots?
  • Some progress is made
    • Hipparchus
    • Eratosthenes
    • Ptolemy
  • The first cosmological revolution
    • Nicolas Copernicus
    • Tycho Brahe
    • Galileo Galilee
    • Johannes Kepler
    • Isaac Newton
 

II. Earth, Moon & Sun Interactions

  • Chronology
    • Length of day, month & year
    • Time zones
    • Calendars
    • Daylight savings
  • Seasons
    • Axial Tilt
    • Equinoxes & solstices
  • Tides
    • World wide
    • Local deviations (Bay of Fundy)
  • What we see
    • Phases of the Moon
    • Eclipses
 

III. Telescopes, Spaceflight & the Electromagnetic Spectrum

  • Telescopes
    • Optical
    • Radio
  • Spacecrafts
    • History of space flight
    • Space shuttle success & failure
    • Future technology
  • EM spectrum
 

IV. The Solar System

  • Origins & Structure
  • Planets & Moons
    • Earth as a planet
    • The rest of the solar system planets
    • Major moons of the planets
  • Other stuff
    • Comets
    • Asteroids
    • Trans-Neptunian objects

V. Cosmology

  • Simplified Standard model
    • Atomic structure
    • Fundamental forces
  • Sun
    • Energy production
    • Structure
  • General Relativity
    • Space time
    • Gravity
  • Stars
    • HR Diagram
    • Life Cycles
    • Parallax
  • Edwin Hubble
    • Cepheid variables
    • Hubble constant
    • Redshift
  • Galaxies
    • Milky Way
    • Type Ia supernovas
    • Types & images
  • Special relativity
    • Perception
    • Time dilation
    • Length contraction
  • Black holes
    • Schwarzschild & the event horizon
    • Singularities
    • Wormhole
    • General relativity vs Quantum mechanics
  • Fate & History of the Universe
    • Comic background Microwave Radiation
    • Expansion
    • Shape
    • Elegant Universe video

VI. Astronomical Folklore

  • Constellations
    • Their evolution
    • Identify & locate
    • Mythology
    • Asterisms
  • Astrology
    • Reality vs. fiction
    • Psychology behind
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