Basic Astronomy for Homeschooled Teens
& Other Curious Types


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Getting Started

  1. Become an Amateur Astronomer
  2. Different Kinds of Astronomy
  3. The Right Tool for Observational Astronomy
  4. Horizon Globe Features
  5. Horizon Globe Accessories
  6. Getting Started - Day and Night
  7. Spin the Globe Clockwise

Sun and Moon

  1. Telling Time With the Sun
  2. Telling Time With a Special 24-Hour Clock
  3. Telling Time With the Horizon Globe
  4. Now Add the Moon
  5. Measure Angles in Degrees
  6. Measure Angles in Hours
  7. Sun-Moon Angle
  8. When the Moon is "Behind" the Sun
  9. When the Moon is "Ahead" of the Sun
  10. The Moon is Slower than the Sun
  11. The Moon Takes a Month
  12. Shapes of the Moon
  13. Full Moon
  14. Waxing Quarter Moon
  15. Waxing Crescent Moon
  16. Waxing Gibbous Moon
  17. Waning Quarter Moon
  18. Waning Crescent Moon
  19. Waning Gibbous Moon
  20. New Moon
  21. The Monthly Moon Cycle
  22. Moon and Planet Calendar
  23. Using the Moon and Planet Calendar

Constellations

  1. Constellations
  2. Guidepost #1: Orion
  3. Orion Moves Throughout the Day
  4. Orion Moves Throughout the Year
  5. Guidepost #2: Big Dipper
  6. The Big Dipper Stalks Orion
  7. Guidepost #3: Cygnus
  8. Cygnus Follows the Dipper
  9. Guidepost #4: Cassiopeia
  10. Cassiopeia Chases the Bird
  11. Guidepost Constellations Map the Sky
  12. The Zodiac
  13. A Way to Remember the Zodiac
  14. What's Your Zodiac Sign?

Planets

  1. Planets
  2. Planets are Wandering Stars
  3. Venus is the Evening Star
  4. Venus is the Morning Star
  5. Venus is a Dog on a Leash
  6. How to Find Venus
  7. Jupiter
  8. How to Find Jupiter
  9. Saturn
  10. How to Find Saturn
  11. Mars
  12. How to Find Mars
  13. Telling Planets from Stars

Seasons

  1. Seasons
  2. Spring
  3. Summer
  4. Autumn
  5. Winter
  6. The Sun's Angle
  7. Shadows and Sunburn
  8. Seasons and the Full Moon
  9. Seasons and the Quarter Moon
  10. The Moon Maps the Ecliptic

More

  1. What Do You Know
  2. What's Next?
  3. Moon and Planet Calendars 2017-2030