I had been looking for a program to teach my children astronomy with a Christian and classical approach. I was planning on using Signs & Seasons by Jay Ryan to teach this to my kids myself, but I knew I would be muddling along with them. I was so excited to have found this course. What a blessing to have an experienced astronomy teacher leading my children in a way that we have all enjoyed and benefited from. This program has met and exceeded all my expectations. I have already recommended it to several of my friends
My students have gained a knowledge of and relationships with the visible stars in the sky. They can readily identify numerous constellations and stars wherever we are. We have been on car rides or out around town and they will call out the names of the stars they see. They have developed a love for stargazing and will ask us to go out to see the stars. They have loved the stories associated with the history of astronomy and those tales have connected them with the night sky and the people who have come before.
The Bible has come to life like no other Bible study, class, or sermon. I have come to understand passages in the Bible more clearly through Luke’s explanation of ancient cultures and by giving historical context. Luke’s presentation is engaging. He is clear and explains each concept well. We are able to look at the night sky in a whole different way! Luke really knows his stuff! I would take another class he offers!
Rebecca, homeschool mom of 4
Prior to the Experience Astronomy course, we had never done an online program as part of our homeschooling so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have been impressed every step of the way by the quality of the materials and instruction.
The lessons are engaging and allow for all types of learners to benefit because of the variety of methods of teaching (auditory, visual and hands-on learning opportunities).
Experience Astronomy has been well worth the investment! Thank you so much.
Experience Astronomy is a fun and engaging course that is ideal for my middle and high school aged sons. Luke Gilkerson does a terrific job in the video segments, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy in a way that inspires and instructs skillfully. With some extras added in from the text book you can definitely use this course as the base for a full high school science credit.
My family has enjoyed becoming more aware of the night sky thanks to this course, and it has been fun to have a class where I could learn right along with my kids! We highly recommend Experience Astronomy to other homeschool families.
Experience Astronomy beautifully recognizes the stories of the constellations, while highlighting the glory of God as revealed in His creation. We have enjoyed stargazing along with the stories behind the constellations. Luke is a good storyteller. We always looked forward to Mondays when we would watch the lecture.
Beth, homeschool mom of 6
I have thoroughly enjoyed the content of this course and the way that it has been structured. My son has learned SO much and has applied it often! He has gained a much better understanding of the world around him and the enormity of space and all of God’s creation! He regularly looks for the constellations and is talking about what he has learned. I love his enthusiam and application of this course!
Erin, homeschool mom to 3
My kids have learned a lot about the constellations, Greek mythology—where, why, and how constellations, stars, planets got their names. They have learned how science most definitely fits in with trusting that there is a God who created it all. I love how you tie in Scripture with this course. This aspect alone will bring me back to this course in the future
My kids love to listen to you tell the stories behind the Greek Mythology—and see how the stars/constellations connect to make different shapes/figures in the sky.
Edye, homeschool mom of 2
My son can point out constellations and tell us stories about them, which is really cool! He also knows that God created it all and can quote some Scripture verses about stars. He has gained some pretty impressive knowledge about the universe.
Janel, homeschool mom of 2
Experience Astronomy is hands down my daughters favorite class this year! The fact that is biblically-based is the main reason she enrolled. She has enjoyed all the observations and the way the course is taught. A great instructor is key to what a student gains in a class and this class is more than she expected or hoped for. She is able to recognize constellations merely by looking at the night sky and she was unaware planets could be located during certain times of the day.
Karen, homeschool mom of 2