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Modern Astronomy

In this topic we look at the beginnings of astronomy and see how technology has allowed mankind to gain a better understanding of our Universe. We will focus on the heliocentric model and learn about how Earth fits into the Solar System, Galaxy and Universe.

Stars & Stellar Evolution

Students will be able classify stars by luminosity, mass, temperature, and color using the Hertzsprung-Russell [H-R] Diagram.

Space Supernova
Image by Guillermo Ferla


Students will explore the different types of galaxies and classify the billions of them that exist in the Universe.

The Universe

Students will be able to provide evidences that support that the Universe has been expanding since the Big Bang.

Image by Aperture Vintage

Topic Test Review

Students will review the concepts and key ideas from the Modern Astronomy topic in preparation for their exam.

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