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Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System

How Pluto shaped the definition of a planet and the boundaries of the outer solar system
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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 54m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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8.9 / 10
Video Score: 7.7 / 10
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Description

Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System
Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore? Did it change, or did our understanding of it change? Explore why our “new solar system” has only eight planets AND thousands of previously undiscovered objects like Pluto at the outer edges of the solar system.
This Course Includes Great Bonus Lesson: What on Earth is Astronomy?
Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System
1. Objective
2. Warm-up activity
3. Description of a solar system and what defines its boundaries
4. Planet discovery methods and timings
5. In-depth discussion of Pluto’s discovery, naming and eventual classification as a dwarf planet
6. Pluto’s moons
7. Old and new definitions of a planet
8. The international astronomical union and its responsibilities
9. Planetary elliptical orbits
10. The Kuiper Belt
11. Moons of the outer Solar System
12. Dwarf planets, including Eris and Ceres
13. Pluto’s temperatures and surface features
14. New Horizon space probe’s visit to Pluto
15. Test questions
16. 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.

Requirements

• None

You will learn

✓ Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore? Did it change, or did our understanding of it change? Explore why our “new solar system” has only eight planets AND thousands of previously undiscovered objects like Pluto at the outer edges of the solar system.
✓ What is the Solar System?
✓ What are the solar system’s boundaries
✓ Pluto’s Discovery and Naming
✓ Pluto’s Demotion to Dwarf Planet – Why did it happen?
✓ The old and new definitions of a planet
✓ Pluto’s Moons
✓ Pluto’s large moon Charon
✓ The International Astronomical Union and it’s Responsibilities
✓ Pluto’s unusual orbit
✓ Elliptical Orbits
✓ The Kuiper Belt
✓ Dwarf Planets in our Solar System
✓ Dwarf Planet Moons
✓ The Dwarf Planets Eris and Ceres
✓ Pluto’s temperatures and surface features
✓ The new Horizon space probe’s recent visit to Pluto
✓ Test questions, Answer key and Cross Curricular and Extension Activities

This course is for

• Anyone who want to know more about Astronomy

How much does the Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 40% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $8 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 Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Pluto and the Edge of the 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 Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System course, but there is a $8 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

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

Tony Ceraso has created 25 courses that got 78 reviews which are generally positive. Tony Ceraso has taught 1171 students and received a 4.2 average review out of 78 reviews. Depending on the information available, Tony Ceraso is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Tony Ceraso

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.

9.6

CourseMarks Score®

9.8

Freshness

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Feedback

8.9

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 54m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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