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- Total Time 1 hr, 12 min
- Lessons 8
- Attachments 7
- Exercises 31
8 Lessons in This Course
14 minFREEAstronomy lesson 1Free8 CQ
Start stargazing tonight with this fascinating lesson in astronomy and the night sky, which includes the moon, stars, planets, meteor showers, and more.
10 minScience lesson 26 CQ
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.
12 minScience lesson 37 CQ
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!
3 minFREEScience lesson 4Free2 CQ
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!
9 minScience lesson 55 CQ
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.
5 minScience lesson 63 CQ
Get ready to take a quick astronomical tour of the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere, covering what's visible for astronomers during each season!
9 minScience lesson 75 CQ
In this astronomy lesson for beginners, review essential equipment! Begin by learning about binoculars, and get key tips before investing in a telescope.
5 minFREEScience lesson 8Free3 CQ
How does your eye work? In this astronomy lesson learn about the physiology of your eye, and how this impacts your ability to see the stars when stargazing.
872 min8-part Astronomy course39 CQ
If you observe the night sky, do you know what's up there? Stars, galaxies, constellations, and more! In this stargazing course for beginners, learn to find and identify celestial bodies.
1199 min11-part Science course56 CQ
Take a road trip through the cosmos and explore galaxies! Astrophysicist Sebastian Pines explains the science behind these gravitationally bound systems, from black holes to nebulae.
1152 min11-part Science course33 CQ
When you look up into the sky, do you ever wonder about the other planets that orbit around the Sun? This course explores our Solar System, from Mercury to the distant ice giants.
2 minFREEAstronomy Nerdy CurioFree2 CQ
Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. What are some skywatching highlights in August 2020? See the Moon posing with various pla...
2 minFREEAstronomy lessonFree2 CQ
Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. In February 2020, NASA’s Perseverance Rover began its long journey to Mars by first trave...