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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 51 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

Here you can find all of the introductory information, course syllabus, and current announcements.

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2 videos (Total 4 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Prof. Impey's Science Learning Survey Invitation43s
6 readings
About the course10m
About us10m
Social media10m
Syllabus10m
Grading policy10m
Course Participation and Motivation Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Survey Verification "Quiz"4m
Week
2
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.

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18 videos (Total 194 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
18 videos
Vision6m
Discovery7m
Imagination8m
Reasoning6m
Uncertainty and Measurements14m
Causation and Correlation6m
Evidence11m
Scientific Method15m
Information10m
Ancient Astronomy21m
Calendars13m
Lunar Cultural Connections7m
Greek Science16m
Copernican Revolution11m
Kepler5m
Galileo14m
Copernican Vindication9m
3 readings
Lesson one overview10m
Lecture slide .pdfs10m
Supplementary materials10m
2 practice exercises
Science and History Quiz A20m
Science and History Quiz B20m
Week
3
2 hours 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.

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7 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The Naked Eye7m
Daily Motion5m
Annual Motion10m
The Moon8m
Eclipses5m
The Planets5m
3 readings
Lesson two overview10m
Lecture slide .pdfs10m
Supplementary materials10m
1 practice exercise
Night Sky Quiz16m
Week
4
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.

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17 videos (Total 129 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
17 videos
Telescopes7m
Observing Limitations5m
Observing Solutions9m
Adaptive Optics5m
Interferometers5m
Detectors9m
Space Astronomy6m
Hubble Space Telescope12m
Hubble Images9m
Hubble Space Telescope Service Missions5m
Big Glass11m
Invisible Waves8m
Beyond Vision4m
Gravitational Waves11m
An Update on Gravitational Waves8m
Frontiers5m
3 readings
Lesson three overview10m
Lecture slide .pdfs10m
Supplementary materials10m
2 practice exercises
Tools for Astronomy Quiz A18m
Tools for Astronomy Quiz B8m
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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

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.

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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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