Course starts: 14 March 2016
Open to: everybody interested in astronomy, solar systems and related topics
Tracks: Free track/ Verified Certificate USD 49
About the course
This summer Arizona State University is offering an open online course, ‘Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy’. This course covers the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars. The overall objective of this course is to explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems. The credit-eligible course starts on March 14, 2016. Instructor of the MOOC will be Dr. Frank Timmes, astrophysicist who is interested in the universe’s evolving composition and its implications for life in the universe.
- Everybody interested in astronomy, solar systems and related topics;
- Have stable internet access;
- Abide to all course and academic integrity policies throughout the entire course;
- You must receive a passing grade of a C or better in the course to get Verified Certificate.
What will you learn?
- Explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems;
- The history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars;
- Learn about the Discovery Channel Telescope, the Lowell Observatory, the Challenger Space Center, and Meteor Crater, the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth;
- Get a chance to virtually walk through the Lunar Exploration Museum and Arizona State University’s Moeur Building, home of the Mars Space Flight Facility where ASU scientists and researchers are using spacecraft instruments on Mars to explore the geology and mineralogy of the red planet.
How to enroll?
In order to take part in this online FREE course of 8 weeks duration enroll online HERE.
More information can be found on the official website.