Describe the concept of the celestial sphere and the use of angular measurementto locate objects in the sky.
Explain the apparent change in position of the Sun, the Moon, and the stars each night and month.
Demonstrate the relative motions of the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon in the formation of eclipses.
Introduce basic terminology used in the study of astronomy.
Discuss the historical developments contributing to the modern view of a Sun-centered solar system.
State Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.
Describe Newton’s law of universal gravitation as a means of measuring the masses of astronomical bodies.