1)       Motions of the Stars and Planets in the Sky:

Earth rotating on axis


2)      Ancient Astronomy:


How we learned about the Earth as a planet

and the Existence of the Solar System


3)      Light, Telescopes, Observatories (ground-based and space-based)


How we study objects that are not on the Earth


4)      The Solar System as we know it:


Inner Rocky Planets:    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth's Moon, and Mars


Outer Giant Gas Planets:     Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto


           (Emphasize-->results of Flybys and Landings)


5)      The Remains (left-overs) of the Formation of the Solar System:


Comets, Meteors, Meteorites, Meteoroids, and Asteroids


6)      Intelligent Life in the Universe (is there any at all?)