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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 50 hours to complete

Suggested: ~26 hours of lectures and assignments...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian...

Skills you will gain

Solar SystemsChemistryTheory Of RelativityAstrobiology
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 50 hours to complete

Suggested: ~26 hours of lectures and assignments...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

Here you can find all of the introductory information, course syllabus, and current announcements....
Reading
2 videos (Total 4 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Prof. Impey's Science Learning Survey Invitationm
Reading6 readings
About the course10m
About us10m
Social media10m
Syllabus10m
Grading policy10m
Course Participation and Motivation Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Survey Verification "Quiz"4m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Science and History

Science combines logic and evidence to increase our understanding of the natural world, including remote and inaccessible regions of space and time. ...
Reading
15 videos (Total 192 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video15 videos
1. Vision6m
2. Discovery7m
3. Imagination8m
4. Reasoning6m
5. Uncertainty20m
6. Evidence11m
7. Scientific Method15m
8. Information10m
9. Ancient Astronomy21m
10. Calendars20m
11. Greek Science16m
12. Copernican Revolution11m
13. Kepler5m
14. Galileo23m
Reading3 readings
Lesson one overview10m
Lecture slide .pdfs10m
Supplementary materials10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lesson Quiz 1a (Videos 1-8)20m
Lesson Quiz 1b (Videos 9-14)20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Night Sky

Astronomy is the oldest science, and its history shows a growing realization of our insignificant status in a vast and ancient universe....
Reading
6 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
1. The Naked Eye7m
2. Daily Motion5m
3. Annual Motion10m
4. The Moon8m
5. The Planets5m
Reading3 readings
Lesson two overview10m
Lecture slide .pdfs10m
Supplementary materials10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Lesson Quiz 2a (Videos 1-5)16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

The Tools of Astronomy

A continuing revolution in telescope design and construction is giving astronomers an unprecedented set of tools for exploring the universe....
Reading
15 videos (Total 120 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video15 videos
1. Telescopes7m
2. Observing Limitations5m
3. Observing Solutions9m
4. Adaptive Optics5m
5. Interferometers5m
6. Detectors9m
7. Space Astronomy6m
8. Hubble Space Telescope17m
9. Hubble Images9m
10. Big Glass11m
11. Invisible Waves8m
12. Beyond Vision4m
13. Gravity Waves11m
14. Frontiers4m
Reading3 readings
Lesson three overview10m
Lecture slide .pdfs10m
Supplementary materials10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lesson Quiz 3a (Video 1-7)18m
Lesson Quiz 3b (Videos 8-14)8m
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Top Reviews

By VPDec 13th 2016

This is a really good course for learning all the amazing things in our universe. My favorite part is the opportunity to pose questions directly to Professor Impey on the YouTube Q&A sessions.

By SRSep 20th 2017

Thi course is fentastic one. It enhanced my knowledge about astronomy and space from zero to 8 on 10 scale. I am also able to appriciate some of my Physics learnings during my 10+2 high school

Instructor

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Chris Impey

Distinguished Professor
Astronomy

About University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university and a member of the Association of American Universities—made up of just 62 universities in the country. As one of the world’s premier public research universities, the university conducts more than $625 million of research annually. Home to two allopathic medical schools in Tucson and Phoenix, the UA Tech Park, and a member of the Arizona Space Grant Consortium, the university creates an $8.3 billion economic impact for Arizona. U.S. News and World Report placed 14 University of Arizona graduate programs among the top 20 in the nation and it is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars. With its strategic academic and business plan, “Never Settle,” as its guide, the university is producing graduates who are global citizens, engaged leaders, and fulfilled individuals....

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