Astronomy B

Why is Earth such a unique place in the universe? How can learning about the cosmos and the planets and other celestial bodies in it enlarge your understanding and enlarge your perspective?

Why Take This Course?

Continue your discovery of what is in our universe in Astronomy B.

Continue your discovery of what is in our universe in Astronomy B.

In July of 2015, the New Horizons probe reached the dwarf planet, Pluto, for the first time. What did we find there? What is the structure and composition of the Solar System? What is cosmology? What is the cutting edge of astronomy? In this class, we will start with a brief overview of the universe, and from there move on to an in-depth review of the solar system and new discoveries of astronomy and astrophysics. Come join us as we take a look at these awesome concepts.

This is a two-semester science course students can take any time during their high school experience.


Course Framework

Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4
What is Cosmology?What is the Structure of the Solar System?What is the Nature of the Minor Bodies of the Solar System?What are the Current Issues in Astronomy?
What is the origin of the Big Bang Theory?What are the rocky planets?What are meteors?What celestial bodies are currently being explored?
What is the CMB?What are the Gas Giant planets?What are comets?What new discoveries are being made in my solar system?
What is redshift?Where did the solar system come from?Where did the Moon come from?What new discoveries are being made in the universe?
What is the shape of the universe?How is astronomersÕ understanding of space changing?

Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase

DKThe Astronomy Book
[also used in Astronomy A]
OptionalSmall tabletop Dobsonian telescope
[also used in Astronomy A]


  • Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior)
  • Prerequisites: Astronomy A
  • Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
  • Format: Live
  • Credits: 0.5
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