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A Grand Tour of the Solar System & Beyond

Learn from a real astronomer! A virtual journey visiting the Sun, planets, their moons, and debris left over from the earliest times of the solar system's formation.
Kevin Manning
43 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 50 learners
year old learners
Kindergarten-3rd US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
Meets once
55 minute class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

1: Earth’s Place in the Universe
Using an orrery and other digitally graphic mechanical models of the solar system, galaxy and universe, positions and motions according to the heliocentric model are represented.
2: The Solar System
Comparative planetology with rocky worlds and gas giants, orbital dynamics, mass, size, moons, role of the sun.
3: Comets, meteors, asteroids and other solar system debris are addressed.
4: Search for extrasolar planets and the instruments used to discover them.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines, any books on the solar system.


Kevin Manning
Lives in the United States
Where the ABC's of the Universe are brought to Light!
43 total reviews
122 completed classes

About Me

Learn from a real astronomer!  I teach exciting astronomy classes about different aspects of the universe using incredible photos, awesome video clips, and fun STEM hands-on activities.  My passion about the universe really shows.
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