Backyard Astronomy II
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Backyard Astronomy II

Learning The Constellations
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Created by Rod Miller
Last updated 9/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover what the constellations are, and where they came from.
  • Learn about the original constellations, the Zodiac
  • Tour the 48 Greek constellations from Ptolemy's Almagest
  • Explore the Mythology of the Constellations
  • Examine the Key Constellations Month by Month
  • Tour the interesting objects you can see in each Constellation with a pair of binoculars or a small telescope.
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Requirements
  • I will expect that students have completed my first course "Introduction to Stargazing" as I may refer to it in this Course
  • There are no other strict requirements for this course other than a love of learning and exploration
Description

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

Who is the target audience?
  • This Course is for anyone who would like to learn more about Backyard Astronomy and Stargazing
  • The lessons are easy to understand and accessible to any age group
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 02:49:16
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Introduction & What You Will Learn
1 Lecture 02:02
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Introduction to the Constellations
6 Lectures 14:26
What Are the Constellations and Where did they come from?
03:46

The Zodiac
02:33

The 48 Greek Constellations
02:09

The Lore of the Stars
02:40

Use your hand to quickly & easily measure angular distances in the sky

Preview 01:52

How the constellations will be presented in the next section

Finding the Constellations
01:26

Test your knowledge about the History of the Constellations

Section One
3 questions
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Constellations by Season Spring / Fall
4 Lectures 46:57
The Constellations of Spring
04:14

Constellations of March

March
10:18

Constellations of April

April
13:44

Constellations of May

May
18:41

The Spring Constellations

Section Two
3 questions
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Constellations by Season Summer / Winter
4 Lectures 46:31
The Constellations of Summer
02:46

Constellations of June

June
04:43

Constellations of July

July
20:26

Constellations of August

Preview 18:36

The Summer Constellation

Section Three
3 questions
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Constellations By Season Fall / Spring
4 Lectures 26:55
The Constellations of Fall
03:54

Constellations of September

September
09:35

Constellations of October

October
06:46

Constellations of November

November
06:40

The Fall Constellations

Section Four
3 questions
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Constellations By Season Winter / Summer
4 Lectures 30:37
The Constellations of Winter
02:32

Constellations of December

December
07:10

Constellations of January

Preview 09:37

Constellations of February

February
11:18

The Winter Constellations

Section Five
3 questions
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Conclustion
1 Lecture 01:48

Wrap-Up & Where to go from here

Wrap Up & Where to go from Here
01:48
About the Instructor
Rod Miller
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Full Time Cruiser and Entrepreneur

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