Astronomy Self-Learning Course 

Learning the basics

We are all interested in astronomy, which is really why we are here on this website! And yes, we have always wanted to learn more, but either it wasn’t the right time, or there were other commitments or it was too far … or all of the above. Now, we are bringing you a basic crash course of astronomy to the comfort of your home.

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Level - Beginner

This course is intended for astronomy enthusiasts and beginners

Approx. 3 weeks to complete

This course is self-paced on your time

Price - AED 500

This fee will include practical and online learning

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Verified Certificate

Certificate presented by Dubai Astronomy Group

Course Overview

We are all interested in astronomy, which is really why we are here on this website! And yes, we have always wanted to learn more, but either it wasn’t the right time, or there were other commitments or it was too far … or all of the above. Now, Dubai Astronomy Group is bringing you a basic crash course of astronomy to the comfort of your home.

You can complete the program anytime within one year’s time at which point we will issue you a form of assessment that will show you more than anyone else where you stand. Please note that this is not a test or an examination and we encourage you to review the videos if you get stuck somewhere in the assessment. The type of assessment will be up to you to choose (you can find the 4 types of assessment below). Once you have cleared the assessment and are satisfied with your progress, Dubai Astronomy Group will issue you a certificate acknowledging the successful completion of the Astronomy Course.

What you’ll learn

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Introduction to Astronomy

Learn about Naked Eye Stargazing, Constellations, & more.

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Telescopes

Basics of operating a telescope and a practical session.

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Cosmology

Learn about the Big Bang and Dark Energy.

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Stars

Find out what happens to different stars over their lifetime.

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Distances

Learn about distances in space and how they’re measured.

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The Solar System

Learn about the planets, Asteroids, Comets, The Oort Cloud, & Meteors.

Online/Offline

Online

For international students or for study at home only

 

  • Astronomy crash course videos
  • 1 year of support
  • 2 e-books
  • 2 video call sessions with the instructor
  • Telescope operation video call session with instructor

Offline

For students who live in the UAE

 

  • Astronomy crash course videos
  • 1 year of support
  • Telescope operation in-person session
  • Access to Al Thuraya Astronomy Center to study
  • Access to Al Thuraya Astronomy Center Library (limited)

Course Benefits 

You can go through the videos at the comfort of your home, or you can visit Al Thuraya Astronomy Center to view them, where we also have books that you can refer to, telescopes that you can use for observation and much more. To add on to that, you will also have the support to ask any question or thing you have difficulty with till you complete the program.

What you’ll achieve?

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Learn concepts, principles, theories, classification systems and language used in astronomy

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Learn how you can identify constellations in the night sky

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Understand and learn the nature of the universe and how it came about

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Learn about telescopes and how to operate them

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Understand how light helps us discover things about the universe

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Develop the knowledge and understanding of the properties of planets in our Solar System

Forms of Assessment

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Presentation Video

Presentation In-Person

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Essay

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Short Assessment Quiz

Meet your instructor

Mr. Ali Hamadeh

Development Manager

He’s an expert in the field of Aeronautics. Development Manager at Al Thuraya Astronomy Center. Passionate and educated in the fields of Astronomy, Space Flight, and Meteorites.

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