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#1 Rogerc53

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 09:50 AM

Looking for a good online basic astronomy courses that use Stellarium, Sky Safari, Starry Night or phone or ipad apps etc. to teach the concepts of astronomy.

 

Even recommendations for good online astronomy courses would be appreciated. Recommendatons on all levels of courses would be appreciated since I would like to use with adults as well as children.

I have searched quite a bit and really not found an overall course that builds on knowledge step by step and shows the concepts in a graphical and visual format. 

Are there any good planetarium programs that have a course that goes along with them?

 

Been using the Starry Nights program that came with my Celestron telescope and it does have some features to explain some concepts but not an overall course that builds your knowledge in steps.

 

As usual this is a great site and your input and recommendations are greatly appreciated.

RC

 

 



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Posted 11 June 2021 - 11:49 AM

Not exactly an astronomy course, but 'My Science Walks' uses Stellarium in activities designed to teach some classical astronomical experiments.

 

https://www.myscienc...-resources.html


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Posted 11 June 2021 - 01:28 PM

The course below looks interesting.

 

https://www.open.edu...ew.php?id=74591



#4 gmiller123456

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 01:54 PM

"Astronomy" is a pretty broad topic, general astronomy courses cover mostly things like history, orbits, stellar evolution, the big bang, etc.  Those don't really lend themselves well to being taught with a planetarium software.  What, more specifically, are you looking for information on?


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#5 W. T. Riker

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 04:36 PM

Here's something I like that you might find useful. It's not a course but a collection of useful charts that show where we are in the galaxy, galactic neighborhood, and within the universe. I often use it in conjunction with Stellarium to show how we see the Sagittarius, Orion, and Perseus arm of the Milky Way in different seasons.

 

Could be a useful teaching aid for you to create your own course with. The material is presented in a way you're looking for, "builds on knowledge step by step and shows the concepts in a graphical and visual format."

 

Visual Charts:

http://www.atlasofth....com/index.html

 

My favorite star Map!
http://www.atlasofth...m/galchart.html

 

Shameless plug - Nadieh Bremer made one for print! :)

https://shop.visualc...ts/sky-map-2-a3

 

 


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Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:33 AM

Hi Roger,

 

I invite you to check out our online educational versions of Starry Night.  They include lessons/exercises for Elementary, Middle School, High School, and Higher Ed.  Happy to give you a demo and trial access.

 

https://starrynighteducation.com

 

Pedro

 

 

Looking for a good online basic astronomy courses that use Stellarium, Sky Safari, Starry Night or phone or ipad apps etc. to teach the concepts of astronomy.

 

Even recommendations for good online astronomy courses would be appreciated. Recommendatons on all levels of courses would be appreciated since I would like to use with adults as well as children.

I have searched quite a bit and really not found an overall course that builds on knowledge step by step and shows the concepts in a graphical and visual format. 

Are there any good planetarium programs that have a course that goes along with them?

 

Been using the Starry Nights program that came with my Celestron telescope and it does have some features to explain some concepts but not an overall course that builds your knowledge in steps.

 

As usual this is a great site and your input and recommendations are greatly appreciated.

RC


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