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Exo-Planets: Planets Beyond Our Solar System

Finding and exploring planets that rotate around other stars besides our sun
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Platform: Udemy
Price: $14.99
Video: 1h 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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8.9 / 10

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9.9 / 10
This course was last updated on 5/2021.

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8.6 / 10
Video Score: 7.8 / 10
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Extra Content Score: 9.5 / 10

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Discovering exoplanets is one of the most exciting fields in astronomy today. We have found thousand of planets besides the ones that circle our Sun now, and planet hunting has reached a fever pitch. What are these other planets like? How do we find them? Are any other planets like the Earth? 
This Course Includes a Great Bonus Lesson: What on Earth is Astronomy?
Exoplanets – Planets Beyond our Solar System
1. Objective & Warm-up activity
2. Meaning, origin and uses of the word “exo”
3. Old and new understandings of solar systems and galaxies
4. History of the search for exoplanets
5. Space-based telescopes and the search for exoplanets: Hubble, Kepler and Spitzer
6. Searching for exoplanets with different lights

Methods of exoplanet searching:
· Explanation of orbital brightness modulation
· Explanation of radial velocity
· Explanation of direct imaging

Types of exoplanets:
· Hot Jupiters
· Circumbinary
· Super-Earths
· Rogue planets

7. Exomoons
8. Exocomets
9. Brown dwarfs
10. Future exoplanet search tools and missions
11. Description of a scientific model
12. Habitable zones in solar systems
13. Types of stars
14. Binary stars and their planets
15. Naming exoplanets
16. Test questions
17. Cross-curricular activities

My name is Tony Ceraso and I will be your instructor. I sometimes run the planetarium and have written curriculum for the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. I have also written curriculum for NASA’s school visitation program and teach on the college level in NJ.
My goal is for you to thoroughly enjoy this lesson. I love astronomy and I want nothing more out of our time together than for you to have a greater appreciation for the universe through the understanding of this material. Besides the lesson I’m going to preview for you now, the course includes warm up activities, test questions, and cross-curricular activities for you to download as a supplement.

You will learn

✓ A better understanding of Exo-Planets: Planets Beyond our Solar System


• No prerequisites

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy

How much does the Exo-Planets: Planets Beyond Our Solar System course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 25% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $5 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.1 of 47 Astronomy courses. So this course is 1% cheaper than the average Astronomy course on Udemy.

Does the Exo-Planets: Planets Beyond Our Solar System course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Exo-Planets: Planets Beyond Our Solar System 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 Exo-Planets: Planets Beyond Our Solar System course, but there is a $5 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Tony Ceraso a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Tony Ceraso has created 25 courses that got 98 reviews which are generally positive. Tony Ceraso has taught 1,222 students and received a 4.3 average review out of 98 reviews. Depending on the information available, Tony Ceraso is a TRUSTED instructor.
Tony is the creator of the popular Home School Astronomy curriculum. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and has written astronomy curriculum for NASA and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC where he helps run the planetarium.

He teaches at Camden County College and has presented astronomy material in hundreds of venues across the United States.


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Platform: Udemy
Price: $14.99
Video: 1h 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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