Jun 27, 2019
Amazing introductory course and covers wide variety of topics ranging from history, to astronomy to astrobiology. Really great of amateur astronomers and for anyone who is remotely interested in it.
Dec 13, 2016
This is a really good course for learning all the amazing things in our universe. My favorite part is the opportunity to pose questions directly to Professor Impey on the YouTube Q&A sessions.
创建者 Rao A A•
Nov 08, 2015
Good course inviting the scientific thought process to evolve instead of believing the old stories.
创建者 Alankar T•
Jun 02, 2017
It was an amazing course. Learned a lot of things about space and time that i was unaware.
创建者 Harshit A•
Mar 31, 2019
ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR INTERESTS IN THIS ASTRONOMY.
创建者 Luciana J K•
Jun 26, 2017
poderia ser mais dinâmico, mas o conteúdo é mto bom
创建者 John P•
Feb 25, 2018
It was a very interesting course that I enjoyed
创建者 Yamini M K•
May 24, 2016
it's give the knowledge, make me better
创建者 Miguel T•
Aug 20, 2015
Good explanations about the topics.
创建者 Robert B C•
Oct 14, 2017
创建者 Adith P M•
Apr 05, 2019
Unnecessarily lengthy but overall a good introductory course into astronomy :)
创建者 Anil K•
Apr 17, 2016
This course is bad!
I had come upto week 4. While Chris Impey is knowledgeable and good, the course structure is very poor and leaves a lot to be desired. I would venture to make some suggestions:
a. Restrict each video to a max of 7 minutes. More than that makes one sleepy.
b. Reduce the number of videos in each module to a max of say 6.
c. Instead of having Chris expound it like an audio reading, please include some slides, pictures,tables so that the matter to be learnt becomes self evident and Chris doesn't have to speak so much. A good example is the Coursera "The Global Financial Crisis", which I am also doing currently.
d. If you feel all the material in this course has to be studied, then to achieve the objectives in (a) and (b) above, divide this course into two parts, Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space - part I & II.
e. The written assignments are very simple and do not require any mental resources other than memory. Can you make the questions more challenging? For example, in Telescopes (Assignment 2), can you not ask a question like "In addition to Atacama, Chile, using Google earth, which other parts of the globe may be suitable for installation of ground based telescopes?" or "To obviate the blurring effect of the atmosphere, discuss the possibility of high altitude balloon based telescopes?" or "What do you feel about the fact that since today's mobile phones have high computing ability, their components can be used to make a low-cost space based interferometric telescopes?"
Kudos to Chris and his team! On the whole, knowledge wise, this is a good course.
创建者 Gabriel A P•
Sep 14, 2017
The mayor problem is "peer graded activities"...
创建者 Tanmay B•
Nov 30, 2015