Aug 01, 2017
Excellent course. Very clear lectures that cover a lot of ground in not a lot of time. Fantastic overview of most of what we know about astronomy and how we know it. Best class I've taken on Coursera.
Apr 12, 2018
The is the first time I have rated a course with 5 stars, but this one is worth it. I audited and did not take the exams, but I thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and I learned a lot.
By Jana K•
Mar 18, 2018
I enjoyed every single session within this course. The topics, the materials, the small tests after each topic and as well the quizzes. Professor Frank explained everything in a clear and understandable way, I did learn a lot about our universe. Of course, studying is needed for passing this course, but I am here to learn afterall and I appreciate the quizzes which made me think and thus test my knowledge
By Divyanshu R•
Dec 27, 2015
Course has been very helpful; giving the apt amount of knowledge in a way that can be easily understood with a little background in physics.
By Ann M H•
Jul 19, 2017
Professor Frank is super down-to-earth (ha) and easy-going, so the difficult concepts seem less intimidating. I like how the videos are cut into short, topical sections, and the information on the green screen next to him helps with understanding. The weekly lecture note PowerPoint slides are even more detailed.
I had a basic understanding of astronomy coming in, and this course struck a good balance between reviewing info I already knew, and introducing me to some more challenging concepts.
The quizzes were pretty difficult for me, and I had to take 3/4 twice to get a passing score. You really have to take what you learned, think about it deeply, then apply it. It wasn't just regurgitating information, which was good, it also meant I was scouring my notes and Google for a long time. They aren't kidding when they say the quizzes take 50 minutes!
If you can finish this course in four weeks, I applaud you. I admit I wasn't very diligent, but it's a lot of information to digest each week. I took closer to 10 weeks, but they were well-spent months! I learned a lot, and could subsequently "wow" my friends. Very well-done course! Thank you!
By Lisa T•
Mar 08, 2017
Really great course, but I would recommend that if you haven't taken many classes in this branch of the sciences to take a different introductory course, first. It can still be done, but might require more study and review of additional resources.
By Lynn N•
Mar 23, 2017
So far a very easy to understand and enjoyable course. As someone coming from High school with some research and knowledge in Astronomy this was a great way to fill in the gaps in my knowledge and get a more technical sense of Astronomy. The prof makes this incredibly enjoyable. Lectures are paced well and the 'homework'/practice work is easy enough.
By Fabiano S D S•
Jul 31, 2016
Best course ever. With a very professional professor. All just perfect, every word and every subject!
By Nicolás R•
Dec 11, 2015
This course is amazing, and the professor is great too!!!! 100% recommended
By Mukharbek O•
Jan 10, 2016
I strongly recommend this course to all who interested in Astrophysics.
By Peter M•
Mar 15, 2017
If you know nothing about astronomy, this is a great starting point. You will cover a brief overview of everything from the solar system to the frontiers of dark matter and dark energy. It will allow you to get a taste of everything so that when you're ready, you can dive in deeper to the topics that interest you the most.
Jan 16, 2016
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Dec 25, 2015
By Yves J•
Mar 31, 2017
Really enjoyed this course which gives a good summary about astronomy to beginners like me.
By Mohammad S H•
Dec 21, 2016
Very exciting, strong structured course, The most difficult materials in a simplified and exciting declamation. Great lecturer .
By Milinda Y•
Feb 28, 2016
Thank you!! Very organized and easy to follow. The questions at the end of the week encouraged me to explore more about the subject matter.
By Julia B•
Nov 26, 2016
By Denis K•
Jan 09, 2016
I tried to get knowledge about cosmology from my university but everithing was insignificant and boring. This course is more than amazing. I like it very much. Waiting for more courses ! Thanks a lot to you, professor!
By José F•
Dec 30, 2016
Great course to learn the wonders of the universe by understanding a littler of how it works! Saludos desde Venezuela!
By tanisha j•
Jan 04, 2017
great content and great teacher, thanks so much for this :)
By Krasnov P•
Jun 23, 2016
By Abdallah M A•
Sep 10, 2017
Definitely, it was a great course!!!! simple, easy and important topics, I highly recommend this course.
By Sai K R•
Jan 25, 2016
Great introduction to Astronomy! I learnt a lot about the current state and the unsolved challenges in this field. I liked that I could play with various simulators and develop detailed understanding.
As a beginner in Astronomy, I had a little difficulty finishing the first and last week's quizzes. Apart from that, I was able to easily follow the content in the course.
By David D•
Apr 24, 2019
Outstanding!Sso rare to find a lecturer who can deliver on the course material without having to read every line off of a prompter. Bravo for the delivery and terrific material. I don't say it was easy but the investment was worth the time.
By Tina A D•
Jul 16, 2019
I enjoyed the course and Prof. Franks way of teaching! I learned a lot and am happy that I took it
By Stuart R•
Jun 14, 2019
Exceptionally clear and concise presentations.
By José M B D•
Sep 10, 2019
Gracias por este gran curso. Ha sido una experiencia increíble y he aprendido mucho.
Thanks for this great course. It has been an incredible experience and I have learned a lot of things