Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

Description

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.



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Let's Go To Space!


Kindergarten - 3rd | Online video/YouTube

Explore our solar system with Jessi and Squeaks!

Free

Stars


3rd - 8th | Online video/YouTube

Learn all about stars in this series of 26 videos that covers topics from neutron stars to solar "tornadoes" to zombie stars.

Free

Exoplanets


4th - 9th | Online video/YouTube

Learn about planets outside our solar system - what they might be like, how their seasons work, which might support life, and what kind of weather they have.

Free

Scale of the universe


7th - College | Online class

The Earth is huge, but it is tiny compared to the Sun (which is super huge). But the Sun is tiny compared to the solar system which is tiny compared to the distance to the next star. Oh, did we...

Free

NASA Kids' Club


Pre-K - 4th | Online resource

NASA provides a safe place for children to play as they learn about NASA and its missions. On this site, you will find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games...

$20 monthly

A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian


9th - College | Online/YouTube video

Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, these 18 lavishly illustrated lectures take you from our solar system to the farthest reaches of space and time.

$26

The Complete Book of Spaceflight: From Apollo 1 to Zero Gravity 1


7th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

A commanding encyclopedia of the history and principles of spaceflight-from earliest conceptions to faster-than-light galaxy-hopping, Here is the first truly comprehensive guide to space...

Free
Paid add-ons

Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy


9th - College | Online class

An introduction to modern astronomy’s most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History...

Free

Stars, black holes and galaxies


High School - College | Online class

Stars begin when material drifting in space condenses due to gravity to be dense enough for fusion to occur. Depending on the volume and make-up of this material, the star could then develop into...

$150
Paid add-ons

Introductory Astronomy (online)


High School | Online class

Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and...

$9

Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners

4th - High School | Book

Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy...

$10

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

6th - High School | Book, ebook/Kindle

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is...

$5

Astronomy Course Assistant


7th - College | Android, iPhone/iPad

Astronomy app great for any college-level introductory computational course. Includes planets, moons, stars, solar objects, more. Customize your location. Get an overview of constellations,...

Free

100,000 Stars

Pre-K - College | Website

100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the location of 119,617 nearby stars derived from multiple sources,...

Free

Origins - Formation of the Universe, Solar System, Earth and Life


College | Online class

The Origins course tracks the origin of all things – from the Big Bang to the origin of the Solar System and the Earth. The course follows the evolution of life on our planet through deep...

Free
Paid add-ons

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy


High School - College | Online class

We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and...

$15

K-2 Earth and Space: Astronomy


Kindergarten - 2nd | Printable, Product

K-2 Core Curriculum – Earth and Space: Astronomy In this fun and interactive unit study, your children will explore astronomy and the solar system! With over 28 hands-on activities and experiments,...

Free

Astronomy


High School - College | Website, Book, Kindle/ebook, Worksheet/Printable

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses...

Free

Astronomy Crash Course


9th - College | Online class, Online video/YouTube

Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure is the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait. We begin with answering a question: “What is astronomy?”

Free

WorldWide Telescope


7th - College | Product, Windows

The WorldWide Telescope is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes to enable seamless,...


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