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About the Course

What is a black hole? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light? What’s the difference between a black hole and a really dark star? Could a particle accelerator create a black hole? Can a black hole also be a worm hole or a time machine? In Astro 101: Black Holes, you will explore the concepts behind black holes. Using the theme of black holes, you will learn the basic ideas of astronomy, relativity, and quantum physics. After completing this course, you will be able to: • Describe the essential properties of black holes. • Explain recent black hole research using plain language and appropriate analogies. • Compare black holes in popular culture to modern physics to distinguish science fact from science fiction. • Describe the application of fundamental physical concepts including gravity, special and general relativity, and quantum mechanics to reported scientific observations. • Recognize different types of stars and distinguish which stars can potentially become black holes. • Differentiate types of black holes and classify each type as observed or theoretical. • Characterize formation theories associated with each type of black hole. • Identify different ways of detecting black holes, and appropriate technologies associated with each detection method. • Summarize the puzzles facing black hole researchers in modern science....

Top reviews


Jul 30, 2020

i love this course, everything from knowledge to the visual and scientific data, this course amazed me.

i thanking to all the person in this course to sharing this knowledge in such an amazing way


Jan 1, 2021

The course was very interesting . I loved that the expainations used references to known movies and TV shows, it made the more entartaining and made me try to use the formulas I learned in real life.

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By Shyamkant A

Aug 28, 2020

It was a awesome course and wonderful learning experience. The quiz was also well designed.

By Sadat I P

Sep 19, 2020

One of the best courses on Astronomy that starts from the basics and builds up incredibly


Oct 14, 2021

Very nice course and anyone can take it to learn something about black holes and stars.

By Shruti g

Jan 25, 2023

Excellent course for black hole curiosities! Very informative and helpful...Thank you

By Michael L

Jun 5, 2018

Cogratulations!!!! Excelent course!!! Very informative and well done video lectures!!!

By Willem M

Jan 15, 2021

A clear update on recent discoveries on black holes and underlying principles, thanks

By Akshay S

Dec 30, 2018

A great course and want to make some more of these courses for other areas or fields

By Coreen M

Aug 24, 2018

An engaging and highly entertaining course with excellent animation and presentation

By Parth G

Oct 2, 2021

perfect course for beginners, iIenjoy thank you all profs and university of ALBERTA

By PRK20PH1018 V M

Dec 29, 2021

I've learnt so many new things about astronomy and black holes. Thank you for this

By Abhishek K S

Jun 12, 2021

Super fun course with amazing animations, pop-culture references and explanations!


Feb 18, 2019

This is the best course for Astrophysics lovers and it clears all my basic doubts.

By Alberto A

Jul 22, 2020

Perfect to introduce, with a simple planification but really easy to get involved

By andy e

Sep 24, 2020

Excellent introduction to some astrophysics basics & black holes in particular

By Satya P A A

Jan 21, 2020

I've learned a lot about Space stuff from this course. I really enjoyed it !

By Samaya L

Jun 16, 2020

Great for students new to the concept, easily explains difficult concepts.

By Jeevika.S

Jun 14, 2020

It was an amazing experience. Gained a lot of knowledge about black holes.

By Ajith K

Aug 6, 2021

It is very usefull and i learn many new things in this course.thank you

By Lorne S I w t

Jan 18, 2021

Excellent. A little detailed and complex for an old guy but I loved it.

By Devamrutha I S

Sep 12, 2020

An excellent course to attend. A complete study package on BLACK HOLES.

By Andrew J

Jul 23, 2021

Great MOOC! Very well explained and simplified for beginner learners.

By Lynn

Jun 16, 2020

Excellent course with great explanations of hard to fathom principles!

By palak

Dec 27, 2020

loved the course, its so interesting and it was laid out really well!

By li'ting'ting

Jul 16, 2022

Good tool and content to know the content about The Black Hole.

By Hania K S

Jun 16, 2021

it waseasy and very informative but the video and concept was slow