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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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Sugerido: Six weeks of study, requiring roughly 2 hours per week.

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Sugerido: Six weeks of study, requiring roughly 2 hours per week.

Aprox. 7 horas restantes
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English

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Seção
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1 hora para concluir

Science and Technology

Introducing the themes of the course, and a first look at the science and technology we will study....
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 30 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
W1 Part 2 - Revolutions in Astronomy11min
W1 Part 3 - Why Astronomy is Hard11min
W1 Part 4 - The Horse and Cart3min
Reading2 leituras
Welcome to Week 1min
Additional Information for Week 1min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 1 quiz20min

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1 hora para concluir

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. ...
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 29 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
W2 Part 2 - The Sun - is every star like it?2min
W2 Part 3 - How Telescopes Work13min
W2 Part 4 - We are Stardust7min
W2 Part 5 - Even Bigger Telescopes?1min
Reading2 leituras
Welcome to Week 2min
Additional Information for Week 2min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 2 quiz20min

3

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1 hora para concluir

Space and Black Holes

Hunting for black holes, and why we need to get above the atmosphere to do it....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 33 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
W3 Part 2 - Hunting for Black Holes2min
W3 Part 3 - Rockets, Spacecraft, and Orbits13min
W3 Part 4 - Hunting for Black Holes Part II8min
W3 Part 5 - Can Space Missions get Cheaper?1min
W3 Bonus video - A Sense of Scale2min
Reading3 leituras
Welcome to Week 3min
Geostationary Orbits10min
Additional Information for Week 3min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 3 quiz20min

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1 hora para concluir

Detectors and the First Galaxies

Detectors, how they work, and how we use them to catch the light from the very first galaxies. ...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 39 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
W4 Part 2 - Galaxies since the Dawn of Time4min
W4 Part 3a - Light, Matter, and CCDs15min
W4 Part 3b - Infrared Detectors5min
W4 Part 4 - Galaxies since the Dawn of Time Part II7min
W4 Part 5 - Another Revolution in Detector Technology? 1min
Reading2 leituras
Welcome to Week 4min
Additional Information for Week 4min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 4 quiz20min
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por 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.

por 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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