ASTR-101 Lessons

My name is Professor Brad Turing, and I will be your astronomy professor for your first two years of astronomy at Hogwarts. Professor Gagarina has kindly asked that I assist her in instructing new astronomy students and as teaching is a passion of mine, I obliged. I am from Fairbanks, Alaska - he...

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Even though it is nighttime, students are excitedly talking to each other in the Astronomy classroom. As Professor Turing walks into the room, he opens the curtains to reveal a beautiful view of a gibbous moon. He places a single half-page of notes as well as a cup of water on the desk that is lo...

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There is a new chart in the Astronomy classroom - a chart that shows the phases of the Moon. As Professor Turing walks in, he glimpses the waning gibbous Moon in the window. After waiting for the class to quiet down, he looks up at the students and begins to speak. Welcome back, students. So man...

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The night seems a bit darker today, as the Moon cannot be seen against the backdrop of stars. As Professor Turing enters, he places two Astronomy books on the table. The book on top is about the A.M.E. Quotient, and the cover shows a picture of a woman in a hijab giving an Astronomy presentation....

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Professor Turing carries two very thick folders, both of which are labeled “Astro 101 Midterms”, as he walks into the classroom. His eyes seem droopy, and his pace seems just a tad slower, as he spent much time creating and printing the midterm. Students are especially talkative today...

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It is late November 2015, and Professor Turing is carrying a few newspapers, all of which prominently feature an astronomical event on the front page. He also happens to be wearing a traditional Athabascan beaded vest over his Muggle-style dress shirt, which was his way of celebrating the America...

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As Professor Turing enters the room, he uses his wand to reveal many large images of the Solar System’s planets, which he placed in the classroom for this lesson. Students, some of whom are excitedly recounting their telescope viewing adventures, are intrigued by the planetary pictures, and...

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Professor Turing reveals more planetary images during his entrance - some familiar, as they have been shown last lesson, and some new. Students look excitedly at the images as they are revealed. Good evening, students, and welcome back to Astronomy class. Last lesson, we briefly discussed the ma...

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Although it is currently late at night, many students in class are wide awake and ready for the exam. In the corner of the room, Professor Turing is excitedly showing Professor Rogers an autographed copy of one of Dr. Mansour’s books. He checks his timepiece, and once it is time for class t...

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Ever wonder what is beyond this Earth? Yes, the night sky may be beautiful, but knowledge of the heavens will also help you become a better witch or wizard. In Year 1, you will observe the skies with a magical telescope, learn about our Solar System neighbors, and discover how magic reflected off astronomical objects can affect us all on Earth. Come join us in Astronomy 101 - it’s an out of this world adventure! Enroll