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天文科技:天文学发现背后的科技, 爱丁堡大学

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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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创建者 AS

Jul 10, 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.

创建者 EE

Apr 27, 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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创建者 arlex benitez

Feb 19, 2019

exelente !!

创建者 David McClain

Feb 07, 2019

The professors were friendly, animated and explained concepts well in a manner that was easy to follow and understand.

创建者 Conor Maguire

Jan 06, 2019

A fantastic course with an insight into principal theories that I cannot wait to explore further.

创建者 SIRI.L

Jan 06, 2019

gives an insight on technology and instrumentation used in astronomy and very well explained.

创建者 Richard Elkins

Jan 02, 2019

The professors were clear and well-articulated. It might have been my expectations but I had hoped for a deeper dive into the technology and more use of Math & Physics.

创建者 Adrian Flower

Dec 16, 2018

Clear, understandable, accessible explanations of astrophysics. Excellent! Thank you!

创建者 Zhenyu Chen

Nov 26, 2018

Great Introductory Course for Astronomical Discovery

创建者 Alexander Warriner

Oct 11, 2018

This course was engaging and easy to understand. I'd recommend it to anyone even remoty interested in the subject material.

创建者 NITHIN RAVISHANKAR

Jul 13, 2018

good

创建者 Wade Christopher Andre Coetzee

Jul 11, 2018

Outstanding course