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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 08, 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.


Jul 23, 2020

looking forward to an advanced course from the team.The course has motivated me to go deeper in to the science and technology of astronomy.The modules are designed and delivered superably

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By Alessandro F

Jul 19, 2020

Very interesting course. Very good professors. Highly recommended

By Karthikeyan P

May 26, 2020

Good Introductory course into Technologies involving Astronomy.

By Rujaya T

Mar 05, 2017

I love this course. Easy explaining so it's easy to understand.

By Hariharasubramaniyan

May 01, 2020

it is user friendly , and the course out put is very good

By Eleftheria M

Feb 27, 2017

Many thanx for a fantastic course! Waiting for your next one!

By Bidyut B G

Jun 29, 2020

it was more amazing than i expected. thank you thanks a lot.


Apr 21, 2020

Very nice course. Helped me to know from the basic of space.


Jul 03, 2019

nice and short course from a great university and professors

By Aline S

Oct 05, 2017

It was a great overview! I looking forward for more courses.

By Denise W

Feb 06, 2018

Thank you for putting on this course, I really enjoyed it.

By craig c

Jan 11, 2020

Great course on the science and the tools of astronomer

By Jason M

Jun 24, 2019

excellent level of detail, very clear delivery. Perfect.

By Francesco V

Sep 14, 2017

Very interesting and inspiring, thanks to the teachers!

By Zhenyu C

Nov 26, 2018

Great Introductory Course for Astronomical Discovery


Jan 04, 2017

The course was well planned, thorough and organized.

By Emanuel A G

Jul 19, 2020

Simplemente fantástico!!

muchas gracias por todo :D

By Chandra S

Mar 05, 2020

Exceptional Course.

Thank You Andy and Catherine:)

By Aniket R

Jun 25, 2020

A wonderful course to explore the universe !!!!

By erica l

Oct 05, 2019

Es un excelente curso, altamente recomentable!

By shakib C

Mar 21, 2018

Learn lots of interesting things. Thank you.

By Aishwarya S

Apr 04, 2017

Great course. Would definitely recommend it.

By Maciej K

Nov 05, 2016

great starter for astronomy and cosmology :)

By Alfonso Y

Apr 30, 2018

Good course with interesting information.

By Mohamed A

May 29, 2020

Interesting course really i enjoyed it

By Alexandre B

Mar 18, 2019

Very nice and very interesting.