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Beginner Level

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 5 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Light and the Nature of Images....Plus, an Introduction to DS9

7 videos (Total 87 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Lecture 3 Skipping Stones and X-ray Images 10m
Lecture 4 The Perception of Images 17m
Lecture 5 Introduction to DS9--Part I 6m
Lecture 6 Introduction to DS9--Part II 20m
4 readings
Introduction10m
Syllabus10m
Light and the Nature of Images. Plus, an introduction using DS910m
Week 1 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: Week 11h
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Basic Astronomical Data and a DS9 Smorgasbord

5 videos (Total 109 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 4 Atomic Spectra, the Fingerprints of the Stars 11m
Lecture 5 The Cosmic Distance Scale -- Part I 27m
2 readings
DS9 and Astronomical Data10m
Week 2 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Week 21h
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Stellar Evolution and White Dwarfs

4 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
GK Per -- An in depth analysis10m
Week 3 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Week 31h
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Orbits, Gravity, and Clocks in the Sky

7 videos (Total 113 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Lecture 4 Clocks in the Sky-- Cen X-3, Part 1--Exosat 14m
Lecture 5 Clocks in the Sky-- Cen X-3, Part 2 14m
Lecture 6 Clocks in the Sky-- Cen X-3, Part 3 15m
Lecture 7 Clocks in the Sky--Cen X-3, Part 4--Chandra 15m
2 readings
Clocks in the Sky10m
Week 4 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: Week 41h
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Top reviews from Analyzing the Universe

By MMJul 12th 2017

Excellent professor ,made a dummy like me understand...Also I had no problem understanding him, even though English is not my native language... Very interesting subject, well explained. Recommended

By RFMay 26th 2018

We learned this fantastic method for analyzing astronomical images using ds9. Dr. Matilsky is a great teacher, he made the difficult topics fun and correctly showed how to solve the problems.

Instructor

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Dr. Terry A. Matilsky

Professor
Physics and Astronomy

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