Course curriculum

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  • 1

    Welcome to Astronomy: God's Universe!

    • Getting Started!

    • Creative Commons Licensing

    • Level B Answer Key

  • 2

    Week 1

    • Class 1: What is Astronomy?

    • Class 2: History of Astronomy, Part 1

    • Class 3: History of Astronomy, Part 2

  • 3

    Week 2

    • Class 4: History of Astronomy, Part 3

    • Class 5: Astronomical Measurements

    • Class 6: Parallax Explained

  • 4

    Week 3

    • Review: Class 1-6

    • Class 7: Solar System - Introduction and Planets

  • 5

    Week 4

    • Class 8: History of Planet Discovery

    • Class 8.1: Telescopes

    • Class 9: Introduction to Naturalism and Creation

  • 6

    Week 5

    • Class 10: Mercury

    • Class 11: Venus

  • 7

    Week 6

    • Class 12: Earth, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt

    • Class 13: Jupiter

  • 8

    Week 7

    • Class 14: Saturn

    • Class 15: Uranus

  • 9

    Week 8

    • Class 16: Neptune

    • Class 16.1: Planet Names and the Dwarf Planets

    • Class 17: The Moon

  • 10

    Week 9

    • Class 17.1: Moon Phases

    • Class 18: The Sun - Overview

    • Class 19: The Sun - Structure

  • 11

    Week 10

    • Class 20: The Sun - Sunspots and Coronal Mass Ejections

    • Class 20.1: Solar Wind

    • Review: Class 7-20.1

  • 12

    Week 11

    • Class 21: The Stars - Introduction

    • Class 22: The Stars - Distances, Colors & Temperatures, Numbers

    • Class 22.1: Binary Stars and Gravity, Part 1

    • Class 22.2 Binary Stars and Gravity, Part 2

  • 13

    Week 12

    • Class 22.3: Star Classification

    • Class 22.4: Star Magnitude

    • Class 23: Nebulae

    • Class 24: Galaxies and the Milky Way

  • 14

    Week 13

    • Class 25: Galaxy Clusters and Size of the Universe

    • Class 25.1: Constellations - History, Part 1

    • Class 25.2: Constellations - History, Part 1

    • Class 25.3: Constellations - The Basics

    • Class 26: Constellations - Using a Star Map

  • 15

    Week 14

    • Class 27: Constellations - The Big and Little Dippers, Orion, and Canis Major

    • Class 27.1: Constellation Movement

    • Review: Class 21-27.1

    • Class 28: Foundation of Beliefs

  • 16

    Week 15

    • Class 29: Naturalism is Illogical

    • Class 30: Creation is Logical

  • 17

    Week 16

    • Class 31: Belief in God - Matter

    • Class 32: Belief in God - Purpose

  • 18

    Week 17

    • Class 33: Belief in the Bible - Prophecy

    • Class 34: Belief in the Bible - Miracles and Archaeology

  • 19

    Week 18

    • Review: Class 28-34

    • Class 35: Confirmed by Scripture - Genesis 1:14-16

  • 20

    Week 19

    • Class 36: Confirmed by Scripture - Genesis 15:5

    • Class 37: Confirmed by Scripture - Isaiah 40:22

  • 21

    Week 20

    • Class 38: Confirmed by Scripture - Job 26:7, 10

    • Class 39: Confirmed by Scripture - Genesis 2:2 and John 1:3

  • 22

    Week 21

    • Review: Class 35-39

    • Class 40: Problems for Naturalism - Introduction

  • 23

    Week 22

    • Class 41: Problems for Naturalism - Big Bang and Evolution

    • Class 42: Problems for Naturalism - Antimatter and Dark Matter

    • Class 42.1: More About Matter and Antimatter, Part 1

    • Class 42.2: More About Matter and Antimatter, Part 2

  • 24

    Week 23

    • Class 43: Problems for Naturalism - Dark Energy

    • Class 43.1: More About Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Part 1

    • Class 43.2: More About Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Part 2

    • Class 44: Problems for Naturalism - Solar System and Star Formation

  • 25

    Week 24

    • Class 45: Formation of the Solar System, Part 1

    • Class 46: Formation of the Solar System, Part 2

    • Review: Class 40-46

  • 26

    Week 25

    • Class 47: Supernatural Origins - Genesis 1:1

    • Class 48: Supernatural Origins - Genesis 1:14-16 and Isaiah 45:12

    • Class 48.1: Other Naturalism Model Universe Origin Concepts

  • 27

    Week 26

    • Class 49: Evidence for a Young Universe - Comets

    • Class 50: Evidence for a Young Universe - Asteroids

    • Class 50.1: Black Holes

  • 28

    Week 27

    • Class 50.2: Supernovae

    • Class 51: Supernatural Origins - Jeremiah 32:17 and 33:25

    • Class 52: Supernatural Origins - Hebrews 1:3 and 11:3

  • 29

    Week 28

    • Class 53: Supernatural Origins - Romans 1:19, 20

    • Review: Class 47-53

  • 30

    Week 29

    • Class 54: The Universe is Designed - Genesis 1, Isaiah 45:18 - Gravity in Space and on Earth

    • Class 55: The Universe is Designed - Galaxy Shape and Position

  • 31

    Week 30

    • Class 56: The Universe is Designed - Distance from the Sun, Tilt of the Earth, Size of the Moon

    • Class 57: The Moon - How Did it Get Here?

  • 32

    Week 31

    • Class 58: The Moon - Failure of the Giant Impact Theory

    • Class 59: The Moon - Lunar Recession

  • 33

    Week 32

    • Class 60: The Universe is Designed - Oxygen Level, CO2 Level, Interaction with the Moon

    • Class 61: The Universe is Designed - Chances of Life Elsewhere, Failed SETI, Biosphere

    • Class 61.1: Space Exploration

  • 34

    Week 33

    • Class 61.2: Gravitational Lensing

    • Review: Class 54-61.2

    • Class 62: The Order of Creation - Exodus 20:8, 11

  • 35

    Week 34

    • Class 63: Biblical Age of the Universe

    • Class 63.1: Other “Creation” Models

    • Class 64: Distant Starlight and the Horizon Problem

    • Class 64.1: Horizon Problem and Inflation

  • 36

    Week 35

    • Class 65: Evidence for a Young Universe

    • Class 66: Review

    • Class 66.1: Relativity, Part 1

  • 37

    Week 36

    • Class 66.2: Relativity, Part 2

    • Class 66.3: Relativity, Part 3

    • Class 66.4: Relativity, Part 4

    • Review: Class 62-66.4

Instructors

Scott Hardin, MD

Author - Astronomy: God's Universe, Biology, Chemistry, Life Science, Introductory Science, Unearthing the Bible

Scott Hardin holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, as well as a Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and has been practicing medicine in Wisconsin since 1997.

Josh Watson, BA

Author - Astronomy: God's Universe, Unearthing the Bible

Josh Watson holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA, and is currently an ordained Pastor of Adult Education at White Stone Community Church in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and three children.