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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

CE

Mar 04, 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.

PK

May 25, 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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By Peter

Jul 02, 2016

This is a fantastic course. Professor Brown does an amazing job presenting the material.

By Ricardo d L

Aug 05, 2019

Very clear and complete course even for beginners with no background. Dr Brown rocks!

By Bridget K

Sep 03, 2017

This has been my favuorite course so far! Really interesting and totally challenging.

By Mauro G

Apr 30, 2017

Thanks to the instructor I enjoyed this course a lot. Waiting to the next one, ciao

By Peter O

Jul 15, 2019

The course was so good, that I forgive Mike Brown for killing my favorite planet.

By Steve B

Sep 03, 2017

Fascinating subjects presented brilliantly by Mike Brown (and his two colleagues)

By Allan E

May 24, 2017

Fantastic. I never knew that the formation of the solar system was so complex.

By Dora A

May 24, 2020

Very interesting and very professional! Enjoyed immensely and learnt so much.

By Syed M A

Apr 12, 2019

Best teacher and wish every earth science students to learn from him. Thanks

By Johan G

Apr 03, 2017

Great stuff to learn and teached by one of the greatest mind of our decade.

By Alexandra R

Jun 17, 2018

Great course, nicely taught and regularly updated. It taught me a lot.

By ALEXANDRE P N

May 11, 2016

Excellent to view and understand our solar system and its evolution

By Hugo A V

Jan 05, 2018

Excellence is in the simplicity with which they provide knowledge!

By Sara B

Jun 09, 2017

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

By Stephen B

May 23, 2020

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

By Kristyna F

May 05, 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 Бенуа М

Nov 29, 2019

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

By John E H

Apr 19, 2020

Great instructor, interesting material. Highly recommended.

By Nitesh B S

Jun 29, 2016

I really liked it.Interesting and thought provoking.

By Javier R

Jun 11, 2018

Outstanding! Great course and excellent professor

By Paul G

Jun 08, 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 09, 2017

simply amazing. The pluto Killer is a genius

By Mark H

Jun 01, 2020

Superb introduction got me looking for more