Introduction to Astronomy

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Study method
Online, self-paced
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
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Astronomy deals with everything outside of our world, including stars, nebulae, planets, asteroids, moons, galaxies and much more. If you love astronomy or are simply hoping to find out more, our Introduction to Astronomy course will be perfect for you.

This Astronomy course will discuss the solar system, stars, galaxies and recent astronomical discoveries, as well as the possibility of life beyond the earth. You will also be given comprehensive lessons on black holes, dark matter and dark energy. Finally, you will learn about other issues regarding cosmology, the early universe, the theory of a multi-verse and the existence of life.

To make this Astronomy course more accessible for you, we have designed it for both part-time and full-time students. With content packed into bite-sized modules for your convenience, you can study at your own pace or become accredited within hours.

If you require support, our experienced tutors are always available to help you with the syllabus and answer all your queries through email.

This Astronomy course is the perfect course for anyone aspiring to or already working in astronomy, or for those who find the topic fascinating and wish to learn more.

Learning Objectives

The primary learning objectives of the Introduction to Astronomy are to:

  • Give insights into the scientific study of the contents of the entire universe, known as Astronomy.
  • Give a greater understanding and knowledge of astronomical history and significant events.
  • Explain the aims and purpose of astronomy.
  • Familiarise with different star formations in the night sky.
  • Help you get up-to-date on the most recent astronomical discoveries.
  • Provide advanced knowledge of reading the sky to understand more about the moon and planets
  • Help you identify the incredible shooting stars.
  • Develop your understanding of how the zodiac calendar and map interacts with the planets.
  • Provide a greater understanding of the entire universe.

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Course syllabus

The Night Sky

  • What is Astronomy?
  • A Brief History of Astronomy
  • Branches of Astronomy
  • Astronomical Phenomena
  • Basics of the Celestial Sphere
  • Becoming an Amateur Sky Watcher
  • How to Read The Night Sky
  • Stargazing Equipment

The Moon and Planets

  • Facts About the Moon
  • Lunar Phases
  • Observing the Moon
  • The Planets of The Solar System
  • Planetary Facts
  • Identifying characteristics to observe planets
  • Dwarf Planets
  • Characteristics of Meteors, Comets, And Asteroid
  • Observing Meteor Showers
  • Haily’s Comet and Other Famous Cases
  • Identifying “Shooting Stars” And Other Comets
  • The Dangers of Asteroids
  • How to View Evidence Of Asteroids In The Night Sky

Stars and the Zodiac

  • Facts About Stars
  • Star Formation
  • Star Clusters and Supernova
  • Identifying the constellations
  • Astronomy vs. Astrology

Greater Understanding of the Universe

  • Black Holes
  • The Milky Way
  • Galaxies
  • The Big Bang
  • Extrasolar life forms

Method of Assessment:

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.


After successfully completing the course, you will be able to obtain the certificates. You can claim a PDF certificate by paying a little processing fee of £2. There is an additional fee to obtain a hardcopy certificate which is £9.

Who is this course for?

Introduction to Astronomy is suitable for anyone who wants to gain extensive knowledge, potential experience and professional skills in the related field.


Our Introduction to Astronomy is open to all from all academic backgrounds and there is no specific requirements to attend this Astronomy course. This Astronomy course is compatible and accessible from any device including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Tablets etc.

Career path

This Astronomy course opens a new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also gives you the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge along with the required skills to become successful. You will be able to add our qualification to your CV/resume which will help you to stand out in the competitive job industry.

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Hello is this course a life time access course?


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