This course includes 23 Video lectures and several handouts designed to introduce you to the hobby of Backyard Astronomy.
The Course is delivered in to 6 easy to digest sections, to fit in to your busy schedule
If you are curious about the Night Sky and want to learn more, this is a great course to get you out and observing in the shortest possible time with the maximum enjoyment.
This course is a follow-up to an "Introduction to Stargazing", in this course we will continue our exploration of the Night Sky by learning more about the constellations.
In the first section we will learn what the constellations are, where they came from and explore the lore of the constellations.
We will learn about the zodiac, the original constellations set
The 44 Greek constellations from Ptolemy's Almagest
Then we will explore a little of the mythology of the constellations
Once we have a fair understanding of what the constellations are and where they came from ..
We will explore the Key constellations month by month and tour the interesting objects you can see in each, with a pair of binoculars or a small telescope.
I have divided the exploration of the constellations in to four sections for convenience.
Each section will cover 3 months and represent a "season"
Remember season are reversed between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere
so the section covering the Northern Hemisphere Spring, will also cover the Southern Hemisphere Fall
Use your hand to quickly & easily measure angular distances in the sky
How the constellations will be presented in the next section
Test your knowledge about the History of the Constellations
Constellations of March
Constellations of April
Constellations of May
The Spring Constellations
Constellations of September
Constellations of October
Constellations of November
The Fall Constellations
Wrap-Up & Where to go from here
I am a Full Time Cruiser and Entrepreneur. Living and working from my boat "the Gypsy Soul"
In my former life I was an IT Manager & computer geek for the last 25 years. When the economy went south, so did I. I decided to chuck the old life, move aboard my boat and start doing my own thing. I currently run several Blogs and Websites on a variety of topics. I'm most interested in teaching others how to make the leap and escape the 9-5 grind, and live their dreams.
I've been cruising full time now for just over a year and I've learnd many things. the chief among these is:
The secret to happiness in life is:
Growth and contribution
Learn & Grow, Teach & Contribute