Introduction to Stargazing & Astronomy

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    1. Intro to Astronomy & Stargazing
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    Start stargazing tonight with this fascinating lesson in astronomy and the night sky, which includes the moon, stars, planets, meteor showers, and more.

    Start stargazing tonight with this fascinating lesson in astronomy and the night sky, which includes the moon, stars, planets, meteor showers, and more.

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    2. How the Celestial Sphere Moves
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    It's time to get oriented with why the sky appears to move! Discover the celestial sphere, celestial coordinates, the plane of the ecliptic, and more.

    It's time to get oriented with why the sky appears to move! Discover the celestial sphere, celestial coordinates, the plane of the ecliptic, and more.

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    3. How to Use Stellarium Software
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    Are you looking for a way to plan your stargazing adventures, familiarize yourself with the night sky, and learn a bit about star lore? Try Stellarium!

    Are you looking for a way to plan your stargazing adventures, familiarize yourself with the night sky, and learn a bit about star lore? Try Stellarium!

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    4. How to Use a Star Chart (or Planisphere)
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    Getting to know the sky with a star chart is like discovering a new city with a map. Aspiring astronomers learn to read a star chart (or planisphere) here!

    Getting to know the sky with a star chart is like discovering a new city with a map. Aspiring astronomers learn to read a star chart (or planisphere) here!

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    5. Northern Hemisphere Astronomy
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    Come along for a comprehensive tour of the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere, and follow celestial bodies, constellations, and star clusters in each season.

    Come along for a comprehensive tour of the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere, and follow celestial bodies, constellations, and star clusters in each season.

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9 Comments
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Helen P
Wow! Brilliant video! I’m impressed by the quality of the animation and how easy you make it to understand! Thanks!
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Hayli H
That looked like a galactic squid
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Pedro O
I am new to your lessons and am finding them a great help in trying to get to grips with astronomy. The only thing that bothers me is the intrusive sound of the music. I find this most distracting, makes it difficult to hear what the teacher is saying and is I feel totally annoying and unnecessary. That apart the program is excellent. Many thanks,I am learning a great deal .
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Chloe N
I like the quizzez!
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Rachel D
I am so happy I found this
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