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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