Who is this class for: Everybody! No background required. Some knowledge of physics will help you to get more out of the course, but its not essential.


Created by:  The University of Edinburgh

LevelBeginner
CommitmentSix weeks of study, requiring roughly 2 hours per week.
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.7 stars
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Coursework
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The University of Edinburgh
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 110 ratings

Excellent course. I highly recommend anyone interested in viewing the night sky and Astronomy to take this course.

This course is so good. It covers high level concepts but got me super interested in aspects of astronomy I didn't even know existed. The information is brief but really useful and gets one thinking about the broader picture. Thanks for a great course!

Explanations are clear and insightful. The concepts discussed are far from simple, but they are exposed in a very natural way. An extended, deeper version or a follow up course would be nice!

Excellent Course!! Amazing Teachers!! You can learn a lot of fundamentals if you are new to the field.Highly recommended for people for starting who just getting into astronomy.