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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 90 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
The Oldest Science6m
Astronomy as a Science12m
Messengers from the Universe21m
Distances and Scales18m
Kepler's Laws, Newton's Laws, and Dynamics of the Solar System23m
Celestial Coordinate Systems, Time Systems, and Earth Rotation6m
2 readings
Lesson Slides10m
Lesson Slides10m
7 practice exercises
Self-Test Questions: The Oldest Science4m
Self-Test Questions: Astronomy as a Science4m
Self-Test Questions: Messengers from the Universe4m
Self-Test Questions: Distances and Scales4m
Self-Test Questions: Kepler's Laws, Newton's Laws, and Dynamics of the Solar System4m
Self-Test Questions: Celestial Coordinate Systems, Time Systems, and Earth Rotation4m
Quiz 120m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 97 min), 2 readings, 11 quizzes
10 videos
Geometric Optics, Angular Resolution11m
Detectors (UV, Visible, and IR)9m
Radio Telescopes7m
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes6m
Non-Electromagnetic Observations4m
Basics and Kirchoff's Laws11m
The Origin of Spectroscopic Lines12m
Blackbody Radiation and Other Continuum Emission Mechanisms9m
Fluxes and Magnitudes8m
2 readings
Lesson Slides10m
Lesson Slides10m
11 practice exercises
Self-Test Questions: Optical Telescopes (UV, Visible, IR)4m
Self-Test Questions: Geometric Optics, Angular Resolution4m
Self-Test Questions: Detectors (UV, Visible, IR)4m
Self-Test Questions: Radio Telescopes4m
Self-Test Questions: X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes4m
Self-Test Questions: Non-Electromagnetic Observations4m
Self-Test Questions: Basics and Kirchoff's Laws4m
Self-Test Questions: The Origin of Spectroscopic Lines4m
Self-Test Questions: Blackbody Radiation and Other Continuum Emission Mechanisms4m
Self-Test Questions: Fluxes and Magnitudes4m
Quiz 232m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week 3

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Interstellar Dust: Extinction and Reddening8m
Star Formation17m
Formation of Planetary Systems3m
Contents of the Solar System23m
Formation of the Solar System14m
Planetary Atmospheres4m
2 readings
Lesson Slides10m
Lesson Slides10m
8 practice exercises
Self-Test Questions: Interstellar Medium: General Properties4m
Self-Test Questions: Interstellar Dust: Extinction and Reddening4m
Self-Test Questions: Star Formation4m
Self-Test Questions: Formation of Planetary Systems4m
Self-Test Questions: Contents of the Solar System4m
Self-Test Questions: Formation of the Solar System4m
Self-Test Questions: Planetary Atmospheres4m
Quiz 322m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 88 min), 2 readings, 9 quizzes
8 videos
Searching for Exosolar Planets13m
Studying Other Worlds9m
Life in the Universe9m
Stellar Structure Basics10m
Energy Generation in Stars11m
Energy Transport in Stars3m
The Sun Our Star16m
2 readings
Lesson Slides10m
Lesson Slides10m
9 practice exercises
Self-Test Questions: Thermodynamics of Planets4m
Self-Test Questions: Searching for Exosolar Planets4m
Self-Test Questions: Studying Other Worlds4m
Self-Test Questions: Life in the Universe4m
Self-Test Questions: Stellar Structure Basics4m
Self-Test Questions: Energy Generation in Stars4m
Self-Test Questions: Energy Transport in Stars4m
Self-Test Questions: The Sun Our Star4m
Quiz 420m

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