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What Is Sky Candy?
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Sky Candy is a far-reaching online astronomy course consisting of 18 challenging classes, each with streaming video, advanced astronomical research and an interactive quiz. It is also an award-winning TV series and recipient of a Special Jury award at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. In grander terms, it is a glowing tribute to all the beautiful citizens of the cosmos who look up at the sky and wonder what to make of our miraculous universe.
Written and directed by a team of professional astronomers and filmmakers, Sky Candy is a blazingly authentic mix of staggering facts and poetic musings, striking a perfect balance between explanation and imagination. The course teaches essential concepts of astronomy and astrophysics while embracing the idea that almost everything in the night sky is beyond our physical reach, but well within our dreams.
Do you know that looking at the stars is a natural form of stress relief? Maybe it's because our everyday worries seem less significant in the face of such magnificence. Or that our deep and personal connection to it all reminds us we're part of some- thing so much "more than this".
A Quantum Leap For Space Education
Sky Candy is founded on the belief that the science of astronomy has the power to unite humans and help us make sense of our lives, and that the benefits of stargazing are as limitless as the sky itself. With this in mind, we humbly invite you to join us as we explore the solar system, dive into the Milky Way, investigate dark matter, search for our cosmic origins and travel to the beginning of time -- and do it all using only 100% real footage. No CGI, no fiction, only light and truth!
We’re so confident in our mission that we are offering you the chance to enroll in the Sky Candy Astronomy School as a Space Cadet and participate in the first two classes -- “Beautiful Worlds” and “Mars on High” -- for free, which should give you all the information you need to decide if we have succeeded in our quest. Upgrade to a Stargazer membership and get unlimited access to all 18 classes and a host of other astronomical content and resources for one year at the special introductory price of $45.
Planets and moons in our solar system
The Milky Way, Andromeda, and other galaxies in the universe
Star birth: molecular clouds, nebulas
Star death: planetary nebulas, white dwarfs, supernovas, black holes
Open star clusters, globular clusters
Galaxy mergers and evolution
Dark matter, dark energy, and other advanced concepts
Major telescopes on the ground (VLT, VISTA) and in space (Hubble)
The search for life in the universe
At the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to discuss current issues in the field of space science, identify specific astronomical objects (planets, stars, nebulas, globular clusters, galaxies, etc.), and will have gained considerable knowledge about the true nature of the universe in all its complexity and beauty
Suitable for all students by virtue of being entirely non-mathematical, and resonating with profound ideas that will persist long after the course is over
18 astronomy classes each with streaming video, extended research, and an interactive quiz with fully automated assessment
150 minutes of award-winning, on-demand Sky Candy video
A community-based forum devoted to the hottest topics in astronomy
Thought-provoking astronomy blog
Space store, educational downloads, online puzzles & games, a personalized certificate upon completion, access to all updates for one year and more
If the sight of the stars makes you dream -- of exploration, of flight, of the cosmos -- there’s lots to experience in the Sky Candy Astronomy School: instruction, debate, discovery, triumph … and magnificent vistas that establish a new high-point in our understanding. Our online community of dreamers and stargazers are connected by more than just passion for the science of astronomy. They are connected by virtue of being human, and the divine knowledge that they are citizens not just of a country or even of a planet, but of the entire universe.
Have You Ever Seen The Real Universe?
Colorful and explosive without any 3D simulations, Sky Candy is more massive and farther out than any other astronomy course, yet connected to us all on a personal level. Culled from the latest and greatest images from the world’s premiere space agencies, everything you see is 100% real, with no enlargements or up-scaling, showcasing only the most mind-blowing scenics in all of creation. This simple premise, which no other astronomy course has ever had the conviction to uphold, elevates Sky Candy to a level of authenticity never witnessed. Until now.
Sky Candy Is As Real As It Gets
Picture this: A dazzling nebula studded with glowing pink clouds and tendrils of dark dust, harboring thousands and thousands of budding stars. Or an ancient globular cluster with millions of primordial bodies whizzing through space at 600 kilometers per second, lighting up the darkness like fireworks. Or a spiral galaxy in a hurricane-like swirl, cannibalizing a powerless neighbor with unstoppable ferocity. You’ve never seen anything like this before, and you’re not going to believe your eyes. This is Sky Candy.
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