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JohnH

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Crash Course: Astronomy
« on: May 15, 2020, 11:43:25 »
Even though restrictions are slowly easing many people have more time on their hands than previously.

One option is to brush up on astronomy knowledge. There is a YouTube channel called “Crash Course” which has a lot of talks on a number of subjects including Astronomy. It is American but not objectionably so and the speaker, Phil Plait, is enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

The videos can be accessed via a browser (search “crash course astronomy”) or there are apps for iOS and Android. The apps allow you to download and watch offline.

Regards,

John

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Re: Crash Course: Astronomy
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 16:22:23 »
Looks interesting thanks John
There are also the following courses on Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/orion  Intro to astronomy (star formation and exoplanets) from the OU (4 weeks)
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/moons  The Moons course from the OU - 8 weeks.

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Synta mount, a bunch of telescopes and a shed (on wheels).

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Re: Crash Course: Astronomy
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 23:26:24 »
If anyone is interested I still have all my old PDF stuff from when i did a GCSE in astronomy, that was nearly 20 years ago. Fay, Carole.  :o

Plus I have a few bits and pieces from my degree as well if that interests you. drop me a PM.

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Re: Crash Course: Astronomy
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 09:34:05 »
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If anyone is interested I still have all my old PDF stuff from when i did a GCSE in astronomy, that was nearly 20 years ago. Fay, Carole.  :o

I think I still have the tutorial CD, and probably have all my work in a folder, but it was 2005 we did the exam, so 15 years ago Mac.

Still really glad I did it, not only was it interesting, but gave a good background and understanding to most Astro aspects.  Also how I got to join OAS via Tony Sizer who came on our mocks evening and told us it existed. 

Carole