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My Free Online College Intro Astronomy Class Starts Today

Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy

Posted by Bruce Betts

06-02-2013 14:03 CST

Topics: explaining science

Want a college level intro to planetary science and astronomy, or just want to brush up on the state of knowledge, or just want to watch me draw ineptly on beautiful planetary images?  If you answered yes to any of those, you are in luck.  Today I start teaching my weekly online Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at California State University Dominguez Hills.  You can watch live with options to ask questions, or watch the archive.  Find out how at the easy to remember URL

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Jenny Kostka: 02/08/2013 09:05 CST

Hi, Is there any way to access the 2012 course videos? I teach high school astronomy at a charter school and I had been using the videos as a way to provide an honors section to the course. We had gotten up to Lecture 5 but now they can just get to the 2013 version of Lecture 1. Thanks very much - and my students were enjoying the lectures, byt the way! Jenny Kostka

Casey Dreier (TPS): 02/08/2013 12:24 CST

@Jenny You can see all of 2012 lectures here:

Ted Hartley: 02/19/2013 11:14 CST

Can you post the look out side assignment here so I have a reason for writing down what I see when I go outside to look for Jupiter, Mars, or now Mercury?? Thanks

Bruce Betts: 02/21/2013 06:29 CST

I've posted the assignments for the class at Also there now is a link to the 2012 classes. Thanks for watching!

Larry Roark: 03/07/2013 09:10 CST

I took the class last spring and found it very helpful, might repeat it. I am active on SetiLive and the course gave me a better understanding of out universe, TY! Fllancer2012 on SetiLive..

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