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.

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

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Introduction & What You Will Learn
Section 1: Introduction to the Constellations
What Are the Constellations and Where did they come from?
The Zodiac
The 48 Greek Constellations
The Lore of the Stars

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


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

Constellations of March


Constellations of April


Constellations of May

3 questions

The Spring Constellations

Section 3: Constellations by Season Summer / Winter
The Constellations of Summer

Constellations of June


Constellations of July


Constellations of August

3 questions

The Summer Constellation

Section 4: Constellations By Season Fall / Spring
The Constellations of Fall

Constellations of September


Constellations of October


Constellations of November

3 questions

The Fall Constellations

Section 5: Constellations By Season Winter / Summer
The Constellations of Winter

Constellations of December


Constellations of January


Constellations of February

3 questions

The Winter Constellations

Section 6: Conclustion

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:

Growth and contribution

Learn & Grow, Teach & Contribute

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