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The Astronomy Diploma Course begins by easing you in with an introduction to the subject itself and a brief look at its history. It outlines the various fields and branches of astronomy and discusses being an amateur astronomer the equipment to use (and what you can see with the naked eye), what to look at and the free resources that will help you get started.
To navigate the sky, you need to understand how it is measured. The course explains the systems used to measure, locate, and calculate distances between celestial objects and how to use a star map.
Where did it all come from? The Astronomy Diploma Course provides a brief discussion on cosmology and the origin of our universe. It considers the Big Bang and Steady State theories, what occurred before the universe existed, how our Solar System came into being, and theories on how the universe may end.
Youll explore our Solar System – its structure, and the planets and various other bodies within it. The course details the relationship between the Earth, Sun and our Moon and explains more about each of these bodies individually, along with exploring how time is measured. The course provides information on each of the other planets in the inner solar system (Mercury, Venus, Mars) and the outer solar system (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) and how to observe them, along with discussing the nature of planets and planetary orbit.
The Astronomy Diploma Course outlines the make-up and phases of stars and describes star patterns and groups constellations and asterisms. All 88 constellations are listed with locations, best times to see them and their origin. Those that are easiest to locate are highlighted with guides that will make viewing them easier.
The course describes the nature of comets, moons, asteroids, and galaxies (with extra detail about the Milky Way), and provides guidance on how to view them also.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you canreceive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1 Astronomy Basics (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 2 Measuring and Locating (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 3 Cosmology (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 4 Our Solar System (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 5 Sun, Earth and Moon (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 6 Inner Solar System (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 7 Outer Solar System (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 8 Stars and Constellations (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 9 Comets, Moons and Asteroids (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 10 Galaxies (contentteam) (Margaret Roberts)
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