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Learn fundamental astronomy concepts relating to the solar system. Topics include the major bodies of the solar system, eclipses, planets & satellites, famous astronomers, and very basic astrophysics. Higher levels of the course cover content in the Astronomy/Solar System Science Olympiad event or supplments for USAAAO.
Basic math skills in pre-algebra are recommended, no prior earth science experience is required.
This course is meant for high-achieving students looking to perform well in competitions such as Science Olympiad, AMC, Brain Bee, FIRST Robotics, etc. Level 1 is for students brand-new or fairly unfamiliar with the subject. Students will learn the general facts they need to understand and advance in the subject. Level 2 is fast-paced learning for experienced students. This course builds off of already present knowledge to help students prepare for a competitive setting.
Student to Teacher Ratio
Level 1: 1/10-3/28, Monday 8-9 PM ET
Level 2: 1/10-3/28, Monday 6:30-7:30 PM ET
Former Science Olympiad Captain
Astronomy Medalist in National Science Olympiad