This course on observational astronomy will provide a comprehensive overview of the history of astronomy and its development over time. From ancient cross-cultural observations to modern scientific theories, which provides you with a very flexible array of knowledge in any field of astronomy.
You will learn how to observe the night sky with a telescope and observe the stars, constellations, galaxies and other astronomical objects. We will also discuss stellar evolution, the birth, life and death of stars, as well as the nature of black holes and gravitational waves.
Specific topics covered in the course are:
- Introduction to observational astronomy;
- History and basics of astronomy;
- Amateur astronomy;
- Advanced astronomy;
- Auxiliary topics.
Finally, you will be provided with some basic questions and answers and a quiz to test yourself, as well as tasks that require for you to do some basic real life amateur astronomy. Upon the completion of the course, you will have developed the skills and knowledge needed to observe and interpret the night sky, thereby opening the gates to the understanding of the entire universe.