Nov 29, 2017
Challenging. Amazing. Mind-Blowing.\n\nSpace enthusiasts should totally do this course. And yeah, did I say that Mike Brown is the coolest teacher ever. Never a dull moment in the lectures. :)
May 25, 2019
The lectures are engaging and replete with thought provoking material. Professor Brown's in depth knowledge of the field and his passion for planetary science aroused an everlasting curiosity.
By Gwenolé B•
Jan 19, 2018
Awesome course. Quite challenging for someone with no (formal) science background, but fascinating and well worth it!
By Anthony Y•
Feb 16, 2019
It was really a privilege to be taught by a world renowned expert in his field. Professor Brown teaches clearly and with enthusiasm. I would love to be one of his grad students! Everyone should take this course. It’s amazing the work his team does and what they are discovery about the universe.
Thank you, Dr Brown!
By Hellas F•
Feb 28, 2019
the best course ever. It's the only one that i have rated with 5 stars. Really amazing
By Jakob G•
Mar 02, 2019
The best course I've ever taken, and the course I've needed since I was a teenager.
Mike Brown is not reading from his script, even if he has one. He's showing, drawing, writing and explaining in a way that totally removes the otherwise numb feeling of one-way communication of an illustrated audio text that so many other online courses suffer from.
I need more of this, when is the sequel released?!?
By Syed M A•
Apr 12, 2019
Best teacher and wish every earth science students to learn from him. Thanks
By Diego F•
Mar 04, 2019
Great course, it has a huge content about our solar system, starting with a lot of discussion about mars/water. It is hard because the nature of the topics, but Mike Brown explains really well the content.
Dec 10, 2018
This class was awesome! It was simple enough for someone from a non-astronomy background to understand, but in-depth enough to still be incredibly thought provoking and interesting. Professor Brown covered a ton of information on many of the areas I had questions about and even some I didn't know I had questions about! I definitely recommend this class to anyone who is curious about space and what we know about whats out there.
By Jocelino R•
Aug 15, 2016
Very good lecturer - keeps things interesting and uses of figures and results from published peer-reviewed papers. Explains things from first principles and does a very in depth historical analysis of the topics studied.
Only criticism I would give would be to have more regular feedback or tests regarding what is learnt. There are 4 topics in this course for the 10 week duration and there's only a test at the end of each topic. A test at the end of each week would keep students on their toes.
Nevertheless, still a 5 star course. Thanks for letting me take this!
By Fátima C C P•
Dec 21, 2016
Shame I didn't get to see the updated lessons..
By Terry L L•
Jul 18, 2017
I am a social scientist and this course filled a very large void in my knowledge. While data for social scientists are gathered in the here-and-now with subjects being only a few feet away, I have learned to respect how astromers must gatherdata points that are millions of years old AND millions of miles away. Good luck, Professor Brown, with your work on Lucy!
By Sergio G C•
May 04, 2018
Awesome and challenging
By Marcos S G•
Apr 13, 2016
Fantastic teacher, amazingly well-prepared contents. It's incredible that they are doing this for free.
By Richard H•
Aug 13, 2017
Having now taken a couple other Coursera MOOCs, I'm getting the feeling this one is even more exceptionally good than I realized when I took it. Aside from a few videos it's mostly presented by Prof. Mike Brown, who is erudite, engaging, and accomplished. The course emphasizes not the "what" but the "why" and "how" of the evolution of the Solar System. I like to think I'm fairly well informed about astronomy and astrophysics at a lay outsider's level but I learned a lot from this course. Remind me to re-take it after he revises it to cover the discovery (any year now) of Planet 9!
By Ritabrata M•
Jan 02, 2017
Incredible Content on Display. Amazing Execution by the Profs. Besides fundamental prerequisites of physics and math(which are required) ,each topic is taken up from scratch and dealt with respect to its application.No wonder Caltech is the world leader in planetary science.Go Ahead and immerse yourselves!
By Andrew W J•
Jun 13, 2017
And excellent, deep yet accessible introduction into what we know about the solar system, the science behind our knowledge, and the big questions under investigation.
By Shivam S•
Aug 31, 2017
Professor Mike Brown is awesome. He does not let any student distract. He has a unique teaching charm for which I appreciate him a lot.
By Kirk B•
Jul 06, 2018
Almost wish I could forget everything I just learned so I could take it again. Fantastic course.
By Allan E•
May 24, 2017
Fantastic. I never knew that the formation of the solar system was so complex.
By Jared A•
Dec 07, 2017
Excellent Course! Very informative and gives a brief overview of the history of the Solar System and some of the questions driving new and current missions. Thank you.
By Eskil S•
Mar 09, 2018
Great course and superb teaching!
By Naomi M•
May 19, 2016
Way over my head but has definitely given me a reason to pursue learning more about physics and the solar system.
By ALEXANDRE P N•
May 11, 2016
Excellent to view and understand our solar system and its evolution
By Alvaro J P•
Nov 29, 2017
Great Course. Thank you a lot!!
By Lilly H•
Mar 30, 2017
My favorite Coursera class!
By Nitesh B S•
Jun 29, 2016
I really liked it.Interesting and thought provoking.