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.
The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.
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Excellent course. Very clear lectures that cover a lot of ground in not a lot of time. Fantastic overview of most of what we know about astronomy and how we know it. Best class I've taken on Coursera.
The is the first time I have rated a course with 5 stars, but this one is worth it. I audited and did not take the exams, but I thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and I learned a lot.
Great teacher! Extremely interesting lessons. The teacher was able to explain very complicated aspects in physics to non specialists audience in an intriguing manner. Thank you!
Easy to follow. Anyone who is interested in Astronomy should take this course. This course is better than the course (Astronomy - Big Questions) that I took at my University.
Very good overview. I thought that some of the questions given were not covered in the lectures, e.g., that all valid combinations of color charge have to be colorless.
It was more than excellent course in terms of the modules which cover all the astronomy and astrophysics and cosmology, I have learn new things and I really enjoyed.
Outstanding. Nuanced, yet accessible. Love the professor's infectious passion about the subject, and also his rather lovely choice of words at times!
This course was very theoretical, I was expecting a bit more data and a bit more details of the processes by which we take various measurements.
Course has been very helpful; giving the apt amount of knowledge in a way that can be easily understood with a little background in physics.
Thank you!! Very organized and easy to follow. The questions at the end of the week encouraged me to explore more about the subject matter.
A really nice course for someone pursuing astronomy or likes to know more about the cosmos. Really expands one's knowledge of the universe.
Great course! Loved Adams' enthusiasm in sharing his knowledge with the virtual audience. Comprehensive and very spot on. Congratulations.
Great course. Awesome Prof. Easy to understand and get into even if you don't have a science background. Can't wait to learn more!
such an amazing course by amazing professor. quiz was superb and you will be able to make use of virtual simulations. worth doing
Very exciting, strong structured course, The most difficult materials in a simplified and exciting declamation. Great lecturer .
excellent course! at last a teacher that explains the universe in plain English in a way that can be understood by most.
Great course to learn the wonders of the universe by understanding a littler of how it works! Saludos desde Venezuela!
Excellent overview of the highlights of modern astronomy and a good stimulus ro further study of material covered.
The best course I've seen on Coursera! Wonderful lectures, amazing pictures and animations and all very engaging.
Great professor. Simple to understand and made me love astrology... Quizzes are a bit challenging though...