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Sep 25th 2017

The science of stars and stones. Archaeoastronomy is the “science of stars and stones”: it studies the relationships between the ancient monuments and the sky, in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic world. The course provides the first complete, easy introduction to this fascinating discipline.

Average: 8.1 (8 votes)
Aug 7th 2017

Explore the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy & the role technology plays in new discoveries. What was the Big Bang? How do black holes work? Could there be life elsewhere in the Universe? In this subject we’ll address those topics, as well as gaining some insight into how great scientific discoveries were made, and what's involved in scientific research.

Average: 7.8 (12 votes)
Jul 17th 2017

A total eclipse is one of the most spectacular sights you can ever see! It looks like the end of the world may be at hand. There is a black hole in the sky where the sun should be. Pink flames of solar prominences and long silver streamers of the sun's corona stretch across the sky. It gets cold, and animals do strange things.

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Jul 17th 2017

Origens da vida no contexto cósmico é um curso desenvolvido no Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas da Universidade de São Paulo, com o objetivo de apresentar os mais recentes avanços científicos na compreensão deste intrigante assunto. É um curso com formato multidisciplinar que o levará a compreender melhor os aspectos envolvidos no surgimento de vida na Terra e no possível surgimento de vida em outros planetas.

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Jul 17th 2017

An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe.

Average: 7.8 (6 votes)
Jul 10th 2017

Modern astronomy has made some astonishing discoveries - how stars burn and how black holes form; galaxies from the edge of the universe and killer rocks right next door; where the elements come from and how the expanding universe is accelerating. But how do we know all that? The truth is that astronomy would be impossible without technology, and every advance in astronomy is really an advance in technology. But the technology by itself is not enough. We have to apply it critically with a knowledge of physics to unlock the secrets of the Universe.

Average: 7 (4 votes)

Jul 10th 2017

Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems.

Average: 8 (6 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Science is undergoing a data explosion, and astronomy is leading the way. Modern telescopes produce terabytes of data per observation, and the simulations required to model our observable Universe push supercomputers to their limits. To analyse this data scientists need to be able to think computationally to solve problems.

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Jul 3rd 2017

This is an introductory astronomy survey class that covers our understanding of the physical universe and its major constituents, including planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, larger structures, and the universe as a whole.

Average: 5.3 (6 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.

Average: 6.8 (9 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Archaeoastronomy is the “science of stars and stones”: it studies the relationships between the ancient monuments and the sky, in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic world. The course provides the first complete, easy introduction to this fascinating discipline.

Average: 10 (2 votes)

Jun 12th 2017

Explore the exciting world of modern solar systems astronomy in this credit-eligible course. In this introductory 4-credit hour lecture and laboratory course, we will explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems. We will cover the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars.

Average: 2.4 (8 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Since early times, the observation of the sky has been a key cultural element and has played an important role in the way we live. In The Navigation through the Ages MOOC, we will explore the rich history of navigation, and journey together from ancient Greece, the fifteenth century European explorers and their missions of global discovery, to the importance of Europe's Galileo programme for the current needs of citizens (mobile devices, increased mobility, safety, security etc.).

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Feb 20th 2017

Discover how Astronomy and Medicine impacted the history of China as we use artifacts and relics as a guide to Chinese civilization. Chinese archaeology is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields of study in China. With a wealth of cultural relics unearthed this past century, the world’s fascination with China’s rich history has been renewed.

Average: 8 (1 vote)

Feb 20th 2017

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again? There are lots of moons in our Solar System. The Earth is the only planet with just a single moon. Some moons are bigger than ours; many are much smaller.

Average: 9 (6 votes)
Feb 6th 2017

Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

El placer de observar y comprender el firmamento: nuestro lugar en el tiempo y el espacio. Identificar constelaciones (posición, forma) y astros del cielo (distancias, tamaños, masas). Causa de todos los movimientos celestes: la gravedad. Fenómenos cotidianos de origen astronómico. Curiosidades.

Average: 6.6 (5 votes)

Jan 9th 2017

Explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion. From the basics of astronomy and stargazing, to the science behind the birth of a star, this four week course will change the way you see the night sky. You’ll examine one of the most famous constellations, Orion, who the Ancient Greeks believed was a huntsman placed amongst the stars by Zeus himself.

Average: 7.2 (5 votes)
Oct 19th 2016

Learn about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe. Super-Earths And Life is a course about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe.

Average: 7.2 (6 votes)
May 10th 2016

Exploring the origin, fate and nature of our universe. This course covers cosmology – the study of our entire universe. Where did the universe come from? How will it end? What is the nature of space and time? For the first time in human history, we can give precise, reliable answers to many cosmological questions, thanks to a spectacular series of recent breakthroughs.

Average: 5.9 (9 votes)

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