Jun 27, 2019
Amazing introductory course and covers wide variety of topics ranging from history, to astronomy to astrobiology. Really great of amateur astronomers and for anyone who is remotely interested in it.
Dec 13, 2016
This is a really good course for learning all the amazing things in our universe. My favorite part is the opportunity to pose questions directly to Professor Impey on the YouTube Q&A sessions.
автор: Ting Q•
Sep 13, 2019
The course is really interesting. The space always fascinates me a lot, and I have obtained much knowledge about our solar system, the Milky way, and the universe. Ready for more advanced courses in this area:)
автор: Fabian G P•
Apr 06, 2019
Excellent and complete course where i learnt a lot with passion. I met problems with some links, but in general is fantastic. I got more fascinating knowledge but more question to keep learning.
автор: Josephine G•
Aug 22, 2019
A good introduction to some of the more difficult aspects of astronomy and astrophysics for a person that wants a top level overview of string theory and the creation of the universe.
автор: James W•
Sep 11, 2019
A really good course to get an overview of the topic and the Professor is quite good too. This is an easy course to recommend, for interest or certificate.
автор: Wouter O•
Nov 26, 2016
Good and clear explanations. At the end it became more difficult since filosophie was involved which for me opened my ey. Some 'slides' are old fashioned.
автор: bhairav k•
Jul 17, 2017
It was a very good experience and super experience to add p your knowledge, but I face a problems only while reviewing peers otherwise it is best.
автор: Sarah M•
Oct 07, 2017
Sometimes the videos are poorly edited, and the semi relevant videos last for much too long, but I learned a lot and it's a reallly good course!
Jun 24, 2018
Loved the course, Dr. Chris Impey is perspicuous in his lectures. Wish I had taken coursera classes when I was a student when I had more time.
автор: Nicole s•
Aug 25, 2019
Sometimes very repetitive, especially in the Teach Astronomy readings, but overall an interesting and informative course.
автор: Jorge F G•
Dec 21, 2016
Very nice. Something to improve: mix quizes with videos and not all videos first and then the quizes
автор: Rao A A•
Nov 08, 2015
Good course inviting the scientific thought process to evolve instead of believing the old stories.
автор: Alankar T•
Jun 02, 2017
It was an amazing course. Learned a lot of things about space and time that i was unaware.
автор: Harshit A•
Mar 31, 2019
ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR INTERESTS IN THIS ASTRONOMY.
автор: Luciana J K•
Jun 26, 2017
poderia ser mais dinâmico, mas o conteúdo é mto bom
автор: John P•
Feb 25, 2018
It was a very interesting course that I enjoyed
автор: Yamini M K•
May 24, 2016
it's give the knowledge, make me better
автор: Miguel T•
Aug 20, 2015
Good explanations about the topics.
автор: Robert B C•
Oct 14, 2017
автор: Adith P M•
Apr 05, 2019
Unnecessarily lengthy but overall a good introductory course into astronomy :)
автор: Anil K•
Apr 17, 2016
This course is bad!
I had come upto week 4. While Chris Impey is knowledgeable and good, the course structure is very poor and leaves a lot to be desired. I would venture to make some suggestions:
a. Restrict each video to a max of 7 minutes. More than that makes one sleepy.
b. Reduce the number of videos in each module to a max of say 6.
c. Instead of having Chris expound it like an audio reading, please include some slides, pictures,tables so that the matter to be learnt becomes self evident and Chris doesn't have to speak so much. A good example is the Coursera "The Global Financial Crisis", which I am also doing currently.
d. If you feel all the material in this course has to be studied, then to achieve the objectives in (a) and (b) above, divide this course into two parts, Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space - part I & II.
e. The written assignments are very simple and do not require any mental resources other than memory. Can you make the questions more challenging? For example, in Telescopes (Assignment 2), can you not ask a question like "In addition to Atacama, Chile, using Google earth, which other parts of the globe may be suitable for installation of ground based telescopes?" or "To obviate the blurring effect of the atmosphere, discuss the possibility of high altitude balloon based telescopes?" or "What do you feel about the fact that since today's mobile phones have high computing ability, their components can be used to make a low-cost space based interferometric telescopes?"
Kudos to Chris and his team! On the whole, knowledge wise, this is a good course.
автор: Gabriel A P•
Sep 14, 2017
The mayor problem is "peer graded activities"...
автор: Tanmay B•
Nov 30, 2015