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Astronomy – State of the Art

Astronomy – State of the Art Course by Professor Chris Impey

Introduction

 

About this course

This course is for anyone who loves astronomy and wants to get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries.  Join Professor Chris Impey and our team of instructors from Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona to learn the science behind the latest astronomy news headlines, to enrich your understanding of the universe, and to glimpse the future of this exciting area of research. Courses runs from March 25 to May 10, with one major topic covered each week for seven weeks. Lecture material will be augmented by discussion, live Q&A, and guest lectures. Find us on Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and follow us on Twitter @AstronomySOTA.

Category:Math and Science

Tags:astronomy, space, science, research, math and science

what’s in the course?
Over 26 lectures and 2 hours of content!
Become familiar with the cutting edge of astronomy research, from the Solar System and exoplanets to galaxies and the distant universe.
Learn how astronomers are addressing profound issues such as the existence of life beyond Earth and black holes and the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Gain an appreciation for the technological innovations in telescopes and detectors that are transforming our view of the universe.

Course requirements:
Interest in Astronomy

Who Should Attend?
Everyone
Amateur Astronomers
Planetarium Educators
Science Center and Museum Educators
Science Teachers
Astronomy Instructors
Students of Astronomy

This course runs from March 25 to May 10, 2013 for free. You can still register for this course if you were late. Completion Certificates Available. Register online: http://www.teachastronomy.com/mooc/

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