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Course Overview

The stars and what lies “out there” beyond our atmosphere, fascinates everybody. Astronomy, the study of the stars, has drawn us in since the beginning of time.

One of the leading experts on the subject in the UK created this superb course especially for us. It will excite and delight you, as it has us. The author’s passion, excitement and sheer enthusiasm for the subject shines through every part of the course materials.

Did a teacher at school who just lived and breathed his or her subject ever teach you? Their enthusiasm was contagious, wasn't it? When this level of knowledge and enthusiasm is applied to a distance learning course, you know you're in for a treat! As an absolute minimum, you will get the answers to the questions raised above. But you will get so much more too.

Course Content

The course is designed to take you through "from zero to hero" as quickly and painlessly as possible. You can start the course with no prior knowledge of the subject at all.

You will be led by the hand through the complexities of our Solar System. You’ll explore the minor and outer planets of our galaxy. And you will be helped to understand comets, meteors, eclipses and occultations. Although these words sound technical and perhaps a little daunting, the way the course has been written takes all of the difficulty out of it.

You will be given a great introduction to stars and how they came into being. You’ll understand galaxies, and the wider universe. You will also learn how astronomers build up their own knowledge and techniques, and get guidance on how to do the same. By the time you complete the course, you will understand and be able to make your own astronomical observations.

The final module explains the way the planets and stars you see in the sky change every month of the year. You’ll learn how to recognise those changes. The unit even includes star charts for each month so that you can make your own notes and observations.

Course Materials

All of the course materials come out to you in one package at the start of the course. You therefore get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course from the outset, and can plan your study time much more effectively. Many other organisations ‘drip feed’ their students, sending materials out in instalments.

PLUS: You automatically get FREE access to the acclaimed “iLearn It Easy” coursework management system. This makes submitting assignments and getting feedback a breeze. The system helps you to interact with other students on the course in real time too if you wish. You can support each other with push-button simplicity . . .

Most of our Courses are Accredited by NCFE or CACHE

Although this course is not accredited - it is purely for personal development and enrichment - you can be assured that it is of high quality. The overwhelming majority of our courses are accredited by NCFE or CACHE, who are awarding organisations regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, The Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

The national awarding bodies demand strict quality standards from their licensed centres. We take our quality control and reputation very seriously, so this course is written to the same exacting standards. You will receive a Diploma from My Distance Learning College at the successful conclusion of your studies.

You can take up to 12 months to complete the course, but can also complete much more quickly if you have the time and dedication. Graduation is achievable by even the busiest professional. Because of the way it’s been put together, the course can be squeezed into the schedule of a full-time homemaker or single parent with a little reorganisation.

Although you don’t need to meet any entry requirements, you will need a reasonable standard of reading and understanding of English get the most out of the materials.

No Final Exam!

If exams frighten the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam!

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight.

What are you waiting for? Book your course today and begin understanding those “celestial bodies” as early as tomorrow !

Module 1

The Solar System

 

Module 2

The Minor & Outer Planet

 

Module 3

Comets, Meteors, Eclipses & Occultations

 

Module 4

The Stars


Module 5

Galaxies

 

Module 6

The Universe and Celestial Sphere

 

Module 7

Techniques & Observations

 

Module 8

The 12 Months of Star Charts

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a MyDistance Learning College diploma

Can anyone do the course?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the course, as the course materials are written in simple everyday language

What’s actually in the course?

The course covers the areas of study in the 'Snapshot' tab through detailed exploration of the subject matter.

What will I get from the course materials?

The course materials will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the multiple-choice activity

Astronomy - To Infinity and Beyond

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Course Overview

The stars and what lies “out there” beyond our atmosphere, fascinates everybody. Astronomy, the study of the stars, has drawn us in since the beginning of time.

One of the leading experts on the subject in the UK created this superb course especially for us. It will excite and delight you, as it has us. The author’s passion, excitement and sheer enthusiasm for the subject shines through every part of the course materials.

Did a teacher at school who just lived and breathed his or her subject ever teach you? Their enthusiasm was contagious, wasn't it? When this level of knowledge and enthusiasm is applied to a distance learning course, you know you're in for a treat! As an absolute minimum, you will get the answers to the questions raised above. But you will get so much more too.

Course Content

The course is designed to take you through "from zero to hero" as quickly and painlessly as possible. You can start the course with no prior knowledge of the subject at all.

You will be led by the hand through the complexities of our Solar System. You’ll explore the minor and outer planets of our galaxy. And you will be helped to understand comets, meteors, eclipses and occultations. Although these words sound technical and perhaps a little daunting, the way the course has been written takes all of the difficulty out of it.

You will be given a great introduction to stars and how they came into being. You’ll understand galaxies, and the wider universe. You will also learn how astronomers build up their own knowledge and techniques, and get guidance on how to do the same. By the time you complete the course, you will understand and be able to make your own astronomical observations.

The final module explains the way the planets and stars you see in the sky change every month of the year. You’ll learn how to recognise those changes. The unit even includes star charts for each month so that you can make your own notes and observations.

Course Materials

All of the course materials come out to you in one package at the start of the course. You therefore get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course from the outset, and can plan your study time much more effectively. Many other organisations ‘drip feed’ their students, sending materials out in instalments.

PLUS: You automatically get FREE access to the acclaimed “iLearn It Easy” coursework management system. This makes submitting assignments and getting feedback a breeze. The system helps you to interact with other students on the course in real time too if you wish. You can support each other with push-button simplicity . . .

Most of our Courses are Accredited by NCFE or CACHE

Although this course is not accredited - it is purely for personal development and enrichment - you can be assured that it is of high quality. The overwhelming majority of our courses are accredited by NCFE or CACHE, who are awarding organisations regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, The Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

The national awarding bodies demand strict quality standards from their licensed centres. We take our quality control and reputation very seriously, so this course is written to the same exacting standards. You will receive a Diploma from My Distance Learning College at the successful conclusion of your studies.

You can take up to 12 months to complete the course, but can also complete much more quickly if you have the time and dedication. Graduation is achievable by even the busiest professional. Because of the way it’s been put together, the course can be squeezed into the schedule of a full-time homemaker or single parent with a little reorganisation.

Although you don’t need to meet any entry requirements, you will need a reasonable standard of reading and understanding of English get the most out of the materials.

No Final Exam!

If exams frighten the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam!

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight.

What are you waiting for? Book your course today and begin understanding those “celestial bodies” as early as tomorrow !

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