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About the Course

Learn about the science behind the current exploration of the solar system in this free class. Use principles from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology to understand the latest from Mars, comprehend the outer solar system, ponder planets outside our solar system, and search for habitability in our neighborhood and beyond. This course is generally taught at an advanced level assuming a prior knowledge of undergraduate math and physics, but the majority of the concepts and lectures can be understood without these prerequisites. The quizzes and final exam are designed to make you think critically about the material you have learned rather than to simply make you memorize facts. The class is expected to be challenging but rewarding....

Top reviews

Mar 3, 2020

Learning facilitated by good lecturing, well prepared lectures and excellent quizzes.\n\nLecturer Mike Brown, enthusiastic about his subject, generous in sharing his knowledge, humorous, and honest.

May 24, 2019

The lectures are engaging and replete with thought provoking material. Professor Brown's in depth knowledge of the field and his passion for planetary science aroused an everlasting curiosity.

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May 11, 2016

Excellent to view and understand our solar system and its evolution

By Hugo A V

Jan 5, 2018

Excellence is in the simplicity with which they provide knowledge!

By Sara B

Jun 9, 2017

Awesome! Challenging & thought-provoking, with excellent teaching!

By Stephen B

May 22, 2020

Great overview of the formation and dynamics of our solar system.

By Kristyna F

May 5, 2020

Without any doubt, this is the best course I've ever enrolled in.

By Brendan C

Oct 25, 2016

Excellent course with engaging speakers, and a good community.

By Dũng M P B

Jun 13, 2021

I thought it was a very good course. I learned a lot from it.

By Бенуа М

Nov 29, 2019

A fascinating, in-depth course for Solar system astronomy 101

By Sathish K

Sep 5, 2020

Its very useful for like us who need the dreams on astronomy

By John E H

Apr 19, 2020

Great instructor, interesting material. Highly recommended.

By Michael G

May 15, 2021

Very interesting, well prepared, and informative material.

By Elif P T

Aug 25, 2020

thanks for the knowledge about solar system that you share

By Fernando T

Nov 26, 2020

Complete, rigorous, and updated course. Really enjoyable.

By Peter A

Jun 11, 2021

Exceptional professor. I learnt a great deal. Thank you

By Robert J B

Oct 27, 2020

Very informative, great learning, thank you dr Brown

By Nut b

Jun 29, 2016

I really liked it.Interesting and thought provoking.

By Plamena

May 30, 2021

Excellent course. I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

By Javier R

Jun 11, 2018

Outstanding! Great course and excellent professor

By Paul G

Jun 8, 2017

Great course! I learned a ton. Very worthwhile.

By Fátima C C P

Dec 21, 2016

Shame I didn't get to see the updated lessons..

By Eoin P

Jul 9, 2017

simply amazing. The pluto Killer is a genius

By Mark H

Jun 1, 2020

Superb introduction got me looking for more

By Timo R

Jan 27, 2020

Wonderful course with outstanding lecturer!

By Richard H

Aug 10, 2016

Very happy with the Mars unit above all.

By Matthew F

Jul 8, 2021

I learned a lot about our solar system.