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60%

started a new career after completing these courses

57%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

33%

got a pay increase or promotion
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Science and Technology

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
W1 Part 2 - Revolutions in Astronomy11m
W1 Part 3 - Why Astronomy is Hard11m
W1 Part 4 - The Horse and Cart3m
2 readings
Welcome to Week 1
Additional Information for Week 1
1 practice exercise
Week 1 quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Telescopes and Stars

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
W2 Part 2 - The Sun - is every star like it?2m
W2 Part 3 - How Telescopes Work13m
W2 Part 4 - We are Stardust7m
W2 Part 5 - Even Bigger Telescopes?1m
2 readings
Welcome to Week 2
Additional Information for Week 2
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Space and Black Holes

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
W3 Part 2 - Hunting for Black Holes2m
W3 Part 3 - Rockets, Spacecraft, and Orbits13m
W3 Part 4 - Hunting for Black Holes Part II8m
W3 Part 5 - Can Space Missions get Cheaper?1m
W3 Bonus video - A Sense of Scale2m
3 readings
Welcome to Week 3
Geostationary Orbits10m
Additional Information for Week 3
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Detectors and the First Galaxies

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
W4 Part 2 - Galaxies since the Dawn of Time4m
W4 Part 3a - Light, Matter, and CCDs15m
W4 Part 3b - Infrared Detectors5m
W4 Part 4 - Galaxies since the Dawn of Time Part II7m
W4 Part 5 - Another Revolution in Detector Technology? 1m
2 readings
Welcome to Week 4
Additional Information for Week 4
1 practice exercise
Week 4 quiz20m

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