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    Coursera Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science

    Overview Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the...
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    Coursera Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences

    Overview What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? This is the first part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Physical Sciences. Scientific research across the physical sciences has raised pressing questions for...
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    Coursera Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding of Life

    Overview Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The course draws on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, and the book from Yale University Press. Journey...
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    Coursera The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community

    Overview Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a historian of world religions and an early voice awakening moral sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is known for articulating a “new story” of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for...
  5. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Our Solar System and Beyond: Teaching Primary Science

    Overview Understand the Solar System and how to teach it with real-life astronomers Understanding the Solar System and how to teach it can be a tricky business. Fortunately astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich are here to help. In this online course, they’ll help you understand space...
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    Coursera Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

    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. Taught by Adam Frank
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    Coursera Imagining Other Earths

    Overview Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems. All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer...
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    Coursera The Evolving Universe

    Overview This is an introductory astronomy survey class that covers our understanding of the physical universe and its major constituents, including planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, larger structures, and the universe as a whole. Syllabus Welcome to The Evolving...
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    Coursera Astro 101: Black Holes

    Overview What is a black hole? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light? What’s the difference between a black hole and a really dark star? Could a particle accelerator create...
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    Coursera Data-driven Astronomy

    Overview Science is undergoing a data explosion, and astronomy is leading the way. Modern telescopes produce terabytes of data per observation, and the simulations required to model our observable Universe push supercomputers to their limits. To analyse this data scientists need to be able to...
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    Coursera From the Big Bang to Dark Energy

    Overview We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form. The newly discovered Higgs-boson became frozen into the Universe a trillionth...
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    Coursera Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

    Overview This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science. Taught by Chris...