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How to REALLY use a Telescope

How to choose the telescope that's right for you
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(25 reviews)
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9.9

Freshness

8.3

Feedback

8.7

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $15.99
Video: 2h 6m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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9.2 / 10

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

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8.3 / 10
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Content Score

8.7 / 10
Video Score: 7.9 / 10
The course includes 2h 6m 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: 8.8 / 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

How to REALLY use a Telescope will help you choose the right telescope for you and your family. Factors discussed include cost, portability, the object you want to observe and price range. The course includes tips on choosing, assembling and using your telescope in a realistic and concrete way. We also discuss and show examples of what objects like Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn look like through a beginner telescope. Included are observation tips and interesting facts about the objects you’ll observe.
We also discuss larger telescopes in use by professional astronomers, both land-based and orbital.
This Course Includes a Great Bonus Lesson: What on Earth is Astronomy?
How to REALLY Use a Telescope
1. Objective & Warm-up activity
2. Tips and tricks to finding and tracking objects in the sky
3. How to pick the right telescope for your family
4. How much to pay for a telescope
5. What to look for in a telescope
6. What to expect to see with a telescope
7. Galileo and telescopes
8. Magnification, resolution and clarity
9. Gathering light and the telescope’s aperture
10. Comparing and contrasting reflecting and refracting telescopes
11. Telescope accessories and Tripods
12. The functions and uses of lenses
13. Focal length and eyepieces
14. Calculating the telescope’s magnification ability
15. Where to buy a telescope
16. Assembling your telescope and getting help at Star parties
17. Tips and tricks for assembling and configuring your telescope
18. Using the telescope during the day
19. Proper storage of your telescope
20. A checklist for your first night out with the telescope
21. How to find the planets with your telescope
22. Adjusting for the Earth’s movement
23. Cleaning the telescope
24. Using a telescope with young children
25. Managing expectations
26. Observation tips and interesting facts about the Moon
27. Observation tips and interesting facts about Mercury
28. Observation tips and interesting facts about Venus
29. Observation tips and interesting facts about Mars
30. Observation tips and interesting facts about Jupiter
31. Observation tips and interesting facts about Saturn
32. Using a telescope with glasses
33. Keeping your telescope from fogging up
34. Using binoculars to look at the sky
35. Using your naked eyes to look at the sky
36. Recognizing the constellations
37. Observing the Sun with a telescope
38. Very large telescopes around the world
39. Different kinds of light
40. Space-based telescopes
41. Radio telescopes
42. Infrared telescopes
43. Ultraviolet telescopes
44. X-ray telescopes
45. Test questions & Cross-curricular activities

You will learn

✓ How to buy and use a telescope

Requirements

• No required prerequisites.Optional: computer to download presentations and worksheets
• Optional: access to Internet to perform activities
• Optional: pen and paper to manually answer test questions at the end
• Optional: printer to print out questions and activities

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy

How much does the How to REALLY use a Telescope 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 How to REALLY use a Telescope course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, How to REALLY use a Telescope 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 How to REALLY use a Telescope 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 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.
Astronomy
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.

9.2

CourseMarks Score®

9.9

Freshness

8.3

Feedback

8.7

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $15.99
Video: 2h 6m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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