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Coursera Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

University of Rochester via Coursera

  • Overview
  1. Coursera
    Platform:
    Coursera
    Provider:
    University of Rochester
    Effort:
    3-4 hours a week
    Length:
    4 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe.

    Syllabus
    Are we alone in the Universe?
    Planets and Life in The Universe - Exoplanets searches, exoplanet census, astrobiology

    How do Stars Evolve and Die?
    The Life of Stars - Star formation, fusion and stellar middle age, black holes and stellar death-

    What Exists Outside our Galaxy?
    Galaxies and Their Environments - Galaxy types, Active Galactic Nuclei, Clusters of Clusters of Galaxies

    What is the Fate of the Universe?
    The History of The Universe - Why the Big Bang? A History of Time, What Happened Before the Big Bang

    Taught by
    Adam Frank

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