While the Advanced Experience Astronomy course contains all the features of the Basic course (video lessons, quizzes, and outdoor assignments), it also gives you access to extra live training sessions and extra homework assignments.
Live Teaching Sessions
Advanced students have exclusive access to 6 live online sessions with Mr. Gilkerson. During these live sessions, Mr. Gilkerson will go more in depth with specific astronomy concepts and will be available for questions your student might have about the material or the course.
All meetings are at 11:30am EST.
Current schedule for 2017-2018:
- September 18
- November 6
- January 8
- February 19
- April 2
- May 14
Going Deeper: Assignment Guide
Advanced students have exclusive access to Experience Astronomy: Going Deeper assignment guide. This packet of information offers parents and group facilitators 20 optional assignments they can give to students throughout the school year. These assignments include more hands-on activities, papers on specific topics, and field trip ideas.
Certificate of Completion
Advanced students who view all Basic video lessons and live sessions, complete all the quizzes and exams, do all the reading assignments, complete all the outdoor assignments in the Field Guide, and complete at least 10 of the 20 assignments in the Going Deeper guide will receive a certificate of completion emailed to them at the end of the school year.