Online Course on Solar Systems Astronomy
Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 24 hours/week avg.
Type: Verified, Earn Credit, Audit
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About this course
In this introductory 4-credit hour lecture and laboratory course, we will explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems. We will cover the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars.
What you'll learn
- The origins, structure, contents and evolution of our solar system
- How to use algebra and order-of-magnitude estimates to obtain quantitative, scientific results
- How to give clear explanations of physical phenomena