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"How do they know that?" Modern astronomy has made some astonishing discoveries - how stars burn and how black holes form; galaxies from the edge of the universe and killer rocks right next door; where the elements come from and how the expanding universe is accelerating. But how do we know all that? The truth is that astronomy would be impossible without technology, and every advance in astronomy is really an advance in technology. But the technology by itself is not enough. We have to apply it critically with a knowledge of physics to unlock the secrets of the Universe. Each week we will cover a different aspect of Astronomical technology, matching each piece of technology to a highlight science result. We will explain how the technology works, how it has allowed us to collect astronomical data, and, with some basic physics, how we interpret the data to make scientific discoveries. The class will consist of video lectures, weekly quizzes, and discussion forums. Each week there will be five videos, totalling approximately 40 minutes. They will be in a regular pattern - a short introduction, an example science story, an explanation of the key technology area, a look at how the technology is used in practice, and finally a look at what the future may hold....
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Science and Technology

Introducing the themes of the course, and a first look at the science and technology we will study....
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4 видео (всего 30 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video4 видео
W1 Part 2 - Revolutions in Astronomy11мин
W1 Part 3 - Why Astronomy is Hard11мин
W1 Part 4 - The Horse and Cart3мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Welcome to Week 1мин
Additional Information for Week 1мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 1 quiz20мин

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Telescopes and Stars

How telescopes work, how we use them to make images in different colours, and how we use those measurements to understand how stars work. ...
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5 видео (всего 29 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
W2 Part 2 - The Sun - is every star like it?2мин
W2 Part 3 - How Telescopes Work13мин
W2 Part 4 - We are Stardust7мин
W2 Part 5 - Even Bigger Telescopes?1мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Welcome to Week 2мин
Additional Information for Week 2мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 2 quiz20мин

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Space and Black Holes

Hunting for black holes, and why we need to get above the atmosphere to do it....
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6 видео (всего 33 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video6 видео
W3 Part 2 - Hunting for Black Holes2мин
W3 Part 3 - Rockets, Spacecraft, and Orbits13мин
W3 Part 4 - Hunting for Black Holes Part II8мин
W3 Part 5 - Can Space Missions get Cheaper?1мин
W3 Bonus video - A Sense of Scale2мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Welcome to Week 3мин
Geostationary Orbits10мин
Additional Information for Week 3мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 3 quiz20мин

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Detectors and the First Galaxies

Detectors, how they work, and how we use them to catch the light from the very first galaxies. ...
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6 видео (всего 39 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video6 видео
W4 Part 2 - Galaxies since the Dawn of Time4мин
W4 Part 3a - Light, Matter, and CCDs15мин
W4 Part 3b - Infrared Detectors5мин
W4 Part 4 - Galaxies since the Dawn of Time Part II7мин
W4 Part 5 - Another Revolution in Detector Technology? 1мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Welcome to Week 4мин
Additional Information for Week 4мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 4 quiz20мин
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автор: ASJul 10th 2017

Excellent Course!! Amazing Teachers!! You can learn a lot of fundamentals if you are new to the field.Highly recommended for people for starting who just getting into astronomy.

автор: EEApr 27th 2018

This Course is phenominal and the mix of practicals shown with the consistency of thery makes it a remarkable product of gaining basics ofAstronomical knowledge

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Andy Lawrence

Physics and Astronomy

Catherine Heymans

Physics and Astronomy

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