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Backyard Astronomy

An Introduction to StarGazing
4.4
4.4/5
(662 reviews)
3,761 students
Created by

6.7

CourseMarks Score®

1.6

Freshness

8.9

Feedback

8.9

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $15.99
Video: 1h 18m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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CourseMarks Score®

6.7 / 10

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1.6 / 10
This course was last updated on 9/2014.

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Student Feedback

8.9 / 10
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Content Score

8.9 / 10
Video Score: 7.7 / 10
The course includes 1h 18m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 1 hours 34 minutes of 47 Astronomy courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 9.4 / 10

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Extra Content Score: 9.5 / 10

Tests, exercises, articles and other resources help students to better understand and deepen their understanding of the topic.

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Table of contents

Description

In this Course I will give you an overview of what you can see from your backyard or favorite observing site with your naked eye, a good pair of binoculars, or a small telescope. As you will soon see, there’s a lot more up there than just stars…
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 9 easy to digest sections, to fit in to your busy schedule
We will start with a quick tour of what you can see in the night sky:
Including the Moon & Planets, Stars & Star Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies.
Next you will look at the Celestial Sphere, learn how the sky moves and how to navigate the heavens.
Once you get your celestial bearings, you will learn to read a star chart and install a free planetarium program to help you simulate the night sky for any time of year.
Using your free planetarium software you will tour the Heavens in all four seasons, in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
After you have a basic understanding of the Night Sky you will look at how to improve your observing pleasure with binoculars and small telescopes. You will learn the basic types of instruments , how they work, and what you need to know before buying a telescope or binoculars.
If you are curious about the Night Sky and want to learn more, this is a great introductory course to get you out and observing in the shortest possible time with the maximum enjoyment.

You will learn

✓ You will learn about observing the Moon, Planets, Star Clusters, Nebula and even A galaxy you can see with the naked eye.
✓ Learn why the stars appear to move as they do
✓ Understand the celestial coordinate system, The Plane of the ecliptic and the Meridian
✓ learn how to use a basic star chart
✓ Tour the Night Sky as it appears in each of the four seasons
✓ Discover the different types of binoculars and telescopes available to enhance your observing experience
✓ The 10 things you MUST KNOW before buying a telescope
✓ Explore How your eye perceives light and Color, how your pupils dilate and become Dark Adapted

Requirements

• There are no strict requirements for this course other than a love of learning and exploration
• A computer printer is a nice to have, to be able to print handouts and Star Charts

This course is for

• 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

How much does the Backyard Astronomy course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $15.99. And currently there is a 20% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $4 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.1 of 47 Astronomy courses. So this course is 7% more expensive than the average Astronomy course on Udemy.

Does the Backyard Astronomy course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Backyard Astronomy has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Backyard Astronomy course, but there is a $4 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $15.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Rod Miller a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Rod Miller has created 2 courses that got 744 reviews which are generally positive. Rod Miller has taught 3,875 students and received a 4.5 average review out of 744 reviews. Depending on the information available, Rod Miller is a TRUSTED instructor.
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

6.7

CourseMarks Score®

1.6

Freshness

8.9

Feedback

8.9

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $15.99
Video: 1h 18m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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