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About the Course

"How do they know that?" Modern astronomy has made some astonishing discoveries - how stars burn and how black holes form; galaxies from the edge of the universe and killer rocks right next door; where the elements come from and how the expanding universe is accelerating. But how do we know all that? The truth is that astronomy would be impossible without technology, and every advance in astronomy is really an advance in technology. But the technology by itself is not enough. We have to apply it critically with a knowledge of physics to unlock the secrets of the Universe. Each week we will cover a different aspect of Astronomical technology, matching each piece of technology to a highlight science result. We will explain how the technology works, how it has allowed us to collect astronomical data, and, with some basic physics, how we interpret the data to make scientific discoveries. The class will consist of video lectures, weekly quizzes, and discussion forums. Each week there will be five videos, totalling approximately 40 minutes. They will be in a regular pattern - a short introduction, an example science story, an explanation of the key technology area, a look at how the technology is used in practice, and finally a look at what the future may hold....

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Jun 7, 2020

After completing the course, I was able to understand better some concepts in astronomy such as dark matter and dark energy as well as the technologies that helped uncover more truths in our universe.

Sep 22, 2020

The course was amazing especially when the instructor was explaining by using experiment instruments above all the way the instructors has taught me has completely made me understand the concepts.

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By Deleted A

May 22, 2020

crisp clear and clean!

By alvaro m

Aug 27, 2020

Fanstastic experience

By Winston A W

Jun 27, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By paneri p

Apr 9, 2017

amazing course.....

By Wade C A C

Jul 11, 2018

Outstanding course

By divyanshu t

Aug 2, 2020

Excellent Course.

By José F Q V

Jan 15, 2018

Excellent course.

By Mohamed N

Sep 7, 2017

Excellent Course!


Jul 27, 2020

It was wonderful

By Suryapratap h s

Jul 11, 2020

very nice course

By Shiv P

Aug 12, 2019

good explanation

By Balaji S

Jan 6, 2018

very good course

By Jorge W M B

Oct 6, 2020

Muy buen curso

By Chayon G

Jul 25, 2020

Great course.

By abi s

Feb 14, 2018

i am enjoying

By Bruce J A

Dec 22, 2016

Super course!

By Charles C

Nov 5, 2020

Great Course

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Aug 26, 2020


By arlex b

Feb 19, 2019

exelente !!

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By akhil t

Aug 19, 2019

Loved It!

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