Imaging Planets

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FZ

Mar 23, 2017

Really enjoyed the course. It gave a very comprehensive introduction to Astrobiology and I enjoyed being pushed to write a science fictional short story at the end.

PT

Nov 10, 2016

This is simply fantastic! Such a charismatic lecturer leading us so professionally through heavy subjects in a light manner! Looking forward to more courses!

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Optics and Imaging Planets
This lecture introduces the basic of optics, explains how lenses and telescopes work, and then discusses the challenges of imaging planets around bright stars.

Taught By

  • David Spergel

    David Spergel

    Charles Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and Chair

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