Jul 12, 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
May 26, 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.
By Owen McCusker•
Feb 10, 2019
Amazing detail, amazing insight. Take your time with this course, and dig in. I may have to take if a few times if I have time.
By Mauro Benjamin Mistretta•
Jan 17, 2019
I love the way the professor explains things, and the fact that this course is evidently tailored to the Coursera audience. Strongly recommended!
By Georgios Papavasileiou•
Dec 18, 2018
I took he course a few years ago. It was really interesting and I enjoyed every video I watched!
By JOHN RAY•
Nov 17, 2018
Excellent presentation of interesting material
Oct 28, 2018
Thank You! Very good course, different with actual data to handle. Thank You Terry Matilsky for your lessons. They were excellent.
By James Wetzel•
Oct 23, 2018
Fantastic introduction to Astronomy and X-ray observing and analysis.
By Charles R Billo•
Oct 22, 2018
While the subject matter is great, the prof does not go over the maths you will need. He presents a formula, works it out without much explanation, then it's up to you to pull algebra manipulations on a "practicequiz". You don't get to practice before the quiz! You don't get a final exam! You don't get a good explanation until the last week of something you needed a month ago! I found myself reviewing videos and reading material, confirming the answer was NOT to be found there, and then researching online over and over and over again. I passed the course yet I STILL don't understand the quick energy analysis peaks, etc. The DS9 suite is outdated and very Win 3.x style of clunky. There is no "undo" button, and so you can find yourself restarting everything several times. It also doesn't magnify the font; available only in eyestrain-o-vision. While this has nothing to do with the course execution, it's an additional annoyance not to have a current tech program. I was resolved to understand Xray analysis, otherwise I would have dropped such a poorly taught course in the third week entirely due to poor "teaching".
By SAGAR SETHI•
Oct 19, 2018
Awesome with ds9 tutorial.
By Steve Bosley•
Oct 12, 2018
Use of DS9 tool to explain the science is spot on !
By Alejandro Robles Toledo•
Oct 01, 2018
An amazing course. I learned a lot of tools for an astronomical analysis. The topics was very well explicated and the lectures was very helpful.
Will be awesome if there were a week/topic where explain all the ds9's tools and options, or at least a tutorial on a web page.