Backyard Astronomy II

Learning The Constellations
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course 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

What are the 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Introduction & What You Will Learn
Preview
02:02
Section 1: Introduction to the Constellations
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
01:52

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

01:26

How the constellations will be presented in the next section

3 questions

Test your knowledge about the History of the Constellations

Section 2: Constellations by Season Spring / Fall
The Constellations of Spring
04:14
10:18

Constellations of March

13:44

Constellations of April

18:41

Constellations of May

3 questions

The Spring Constellations

Section 3: Constellations by Season Summer / Winter
The Constellations of Summer
02:46
04:43

Constellations of June

20:26

Constellations of July

18:36

Constellations of August

3 questions

The Summer Constellation

Section 4: Constellations By Season Fall / Spring
The Constellations of Fall
03:54
09:35

Constellations of September

06:46

Constellations of October

06:40

Constellations of November

3 questions

The Fall Constellations

Section 5: Constellations By Season Winter / Summer
The Constellations of Winter
02:32
07:10

Constellations of December

09:37

Constellations of January

11:18

Constellations of February

3 questions

The Winter Constellations

Section 6: Conclustion
01:48

Wrap-Up & Where to go from here

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Instructor Biography

Rod Miller, 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:

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