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Jan 23rd 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: 9 (3 votes)
Jan 23rd 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: 8.3 (4 votes)
Jan 16th 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)
Jan 16th 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)
Jan 16th 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: 7.6 (5 votes)
Jan 9th 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: 8.2 (10 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)
Jan 2nd 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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Jan 2nd 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: 7.6 (5 votes)
Oct 31st 2016

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Average: 9.4 (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)
Oct 10th 2016

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: 2.3 (7 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)
Apr 4th 2016

Comment peser l'Univers ? Plus exactement, comment mesurer cette grandeur fondamentale qu'est la masse pour tout objet céleste ?
Ce cours a pour objectif de vous initier aux différents méthodes utilisées par les astrophysiciens pour mesurer la masse. Ces méthodes seront illustrées pour le système solaire et jusqu'aux galaxies très lointaines. Ce MOOC sera aussi l'occasion d'aborder quelques recherches actuelles en astrophysique en lien avec cette problématique de mesure des masses dans l'Univers.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Feb 9th 2016

Explore the deadliest places in the universe, from black holes to supernovae.

Average: 6.1 (9 votes)
Feb 8th 2016

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

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 19th 2015

Explore the mysteries of exoplanets - planets around other stars – in this introductory astrophysics course.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
Sep 14th 2015

Discover how Astronomy and Medicine impacted the history of China as we use artifacts and relics as a guide to Chinese civilization.

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Jun 23rd 2015

Exploring the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics.

Average: 8.6 (7 votes)