astronomy

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Unit 4-Investigating Tools of Astronomy

  1. Observing the Universe
  2. Electromagnetic Radiation
  3. Technology in Astronomy
  4. Messages of Light

Video Resources

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Course Outline

Unit 1 - Investigating Motions of the Sky

  • Motions of the Sun in the Sky
  • Solstices, Equinoxes, and Seasons
  • Motions of the Stars in the Sky
  • Motions of the Planets in the Sky

Unit 2 - Investigating the Sun-Earth-Moon System

  • Our Local Group
  • Rotation and Revolution
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Unit 3 - Investigating Planets

  • Important Planetary Characteristics
  • Distances to and Among the Planets
  • Explorations of the Planets and their Moons
  • Search for Life in Our Solar System
  • Extrasolar Planets

Unit 4 - Investigating Tools of Astronomy

  • Observing the Universe
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Technology in Astronomy
  • Messages of Light

Unit 5 - Investigating Stars

  • The Properties of Stars
  • The Lives of Stars
  • The Deaths of Stars

Unit 6 - Investigating the Universe

  • Getting to Know the Universe
  • The Distance Ladder
  • Standard Candles
  • Hubble's Law