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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Archaeoastronomy da instituição Politecnico di Milano

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Sobre o curso

Archaeoastronomy is the “science of stars and stones”. It is an interdisciplinary science in between architecture, archaeology, and astronomy. It studies the relationships between the ancient monuments and the sky, in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic world. The course provides the first complete, easy introduction to this fascinating discipline. During the course, many spectacular ancient sites of archaeology – such as Stonehenge in England, Giza and Karnak in Egypt, Chichen Itzá in the Yucatan, Macchu Picchu in Peru and the Pantheon in Rome – will be visited and the fascinating events occurring there in special days of the year (such as solstices, equinoxes, or the day of the foundation of Rome) will be shown and explained. The course also provides the necessary background on Astronomy with the naked eye and a general introduction to the role of Astronomy in religion and in the management of power among ancient cultures....

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Mar 03, 2019

Amazingly made MOOC. Perhaps it feels a bit short in comparison to some of the others, but the material is well presented and the suggested readings give plenty of opportunity for further learning.


Sep 17, 2019

It is a great course. I have enjoyed each of the segments covering many more ancient sites than I have known about in the past and explaining the ones I did know about in much greater depth.

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Nov 11, 2018


por Roberto Z

Nov 08, 2017

Nice course to understand the basics of Archaeoastronomy. Sometimes I felt the questions are bit far, at least in language, from the lectures.


Apr 28, 2017

Excelente , la presentación y el modo como el tutor explica los temas interactuando con los videos, es novedoso y de muy facil asimilación.

por Elena F

Sep 09, 2018

The last week was a little bit content intensive, and I would have preferred if this contents was spread out more evenly over the weeks.

por Rashmi R K

Jan 15, 2019

Informative course. But so many archeoastronomical places were not covered. It would have been much better with those included as well.

por Jen P

Nov 06, 2019

Interesting material; presentation quite good but the answers to the quiz questions were not always discernable from the lectures.

por Pete H

Nov 26, 2017

Very informative enjoyable course; interesting and engaging presentations reinforced with good quizzes to test knowledge gained.

por N R K K

Apr 04, 2020

Was a brief and interesting course. Could have included more on the astronomy aspect and more on how to imagine in 3D.

por Praveen S

Mar 20, 2020

Good brief on the Archaeoastronomy. Could have covered more sites. Looking forward for advanced course on the same :)

por Graeme H

Apr 10, 2018

A fine introduction, but more detail would be appreciated in some discussions, as well as some glaring omissions.

por Daniel S

May 25, 2019

Interesting course. Good photographs. There is a transcript, but it was hard for me to understand the professor.

por Amy B

Apr 25, 2018

Fascinating topic and information. Love the way the speaker shows up on site! Quizzes were really difficult.

por Andrés R

Aug 01, 2017

!Excelente¡ aunque si no manejas el vocabulario astronómico se puede volver un tanto complicado...


Jun 04, 2020

A course which gives fascinating relation between stones and stars

por julio c t g

Apr 07, 2020

Very interesting. I would likke this course to have a longer time

por Ines G

Feb 20, 2018

Very interestig. Sometimes the English was hard to grasp.

por Gerardo S

Nov 15, 2018

bueno pero falta una traducción completa al español

por Anne H

Jan 23, 2018

Brief but extremely complex

por Christopher F

Dec 28, 2019

Great introductory course.

por Harshit S

May 07, 2020

Nice learning experience!

por Richard K

May 26, 2017

interesting perspective


May 21, 2020


por Amairani R F

Apr 10, 2019

muy bueno


Apr 18, 2020

The course is well organized in the first few weeks of content, The section on Egypt, Maya, and Inca was great. However, the content quality drops significantly right from the Asia section. Here are a few complaints or points of improvement.

1) concepts in week 1 explained poorly, I am familiar with the basics of astronomy but those videos did nothing but confuse me.

2) quizzes... I seen so many reviews mentioning this, quiz content from several sections are not elaborated in the lessons, a huge gap of information in between.

3) the part on Asia could be much richer and much more interesting

4) the greek and roman part is complicated yet poorly explained, compare to the egyptian part and you will see what I mean.

5) the last reading section is just inconsistent with the rest of the course in terms of relevance and difficulty.

I finish this course in one sitting and enjoyed most of it as it opens a new world and perspective.

but I have to say, it could have been much better.

por Abhishek V

May 28, 2018

I was just looking to experiment and this seemed very interesting given the blend of architecture with astronomy. My sense of imagination with respect to the 3D is very poor and thus I didn't put enough effort in a few places. These were the very ideas which required effort and dedication to be put, for the other parts of the course are easy enough to understand. Overall it seems like a light course not requiring enough effort and often effort and your learning are linked together and you might leave the course not having learnt as much as you had hoped. The course and coursework should be made more rigorous to expose the students to the core ideas like visualising space, directions through other means ans thus you end up giving the students a way of thinking and looking at the world.