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The Diploma in Astronomy – State of the Art course is devoted to the art of astronomy. You will learn about the universe, and know what is going on the world of astronomy, its latest news and information. The course covers information from planets to cosmology. The course discusses how the large telescopes are produced along with the concepts of the solar system, lives on Mars and the outer solar system. Other topics covered in the course are exoplanets, stars, first light in the universe, and more.

The course is designed for the people who have little or no knowledge about astronomy but are interested in the field. Upon completion, you will have the basic understanding over the field astronomy.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: University of Arizona

Course Curriculum

2.1 Telescopes [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:07:00
2.2 Observing Limitations [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:06:00
2.3 Observing Solutions [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:10:00
2.4 Adaptive Optics [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:06:00
2.5 Space Astronomy [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:07:00
2.6 Big Glass [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:12:00
2.7 Gravity Waves [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:13:00
3.1 Mars [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:10:00
3.2 Mars and Water [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:05:00
3.3 Mars Up Close [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:13:00
3.4 Jovian Planets [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:08:00
3.5 Solar System Satellites [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:07:00
3.6 Titan [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:05:00
3.7 Water Worlds [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:07:00
4.1 Exoplanets [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:12:00
4.2 Detection and Imaging [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:08:00
4.3 Characterizing Exoplanets [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:06:00
4.4 Kepler [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:06:00
4.5 Habitable Zones [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:11:00
5.1 Stars and Life [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:06:00
5.2 Supernovas [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:10:00
5.3 Pulsars [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:13:00
5.4 Black Holes [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:10:00
5.5 Testing Gravity [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:14:00
6.1 Milky Way [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:06:00
6.2 Dark Matter [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:17:00
6.3 The Galactic Center [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:09:00
6.4 Active Galaxies [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:18:00
6.5 Structure Formation [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:15:00
6.6 Dark Energy [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:11:00
7.1 Cosmology [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:09:00
7.2 Microwave Background [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:13:00
7.3 Big Bang [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:14:00
7.5 The Multiverse [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:15:00
8.1 Biology [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:07:00
8.2 The Unity of Life [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:12:00
8.3 Extremophiles [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:06:00
8.4 Exobiology [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:05:00
8.5 Weird Life [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:08:00
8.6 Drake Equation [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:08:00
8.7 Communication [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:20:00
April 10th 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:51:00
April 15, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:51:00
April 18th 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:57:00
April 23rd 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 01:03:00
April 30th, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:52:00
April 5th 2013 First Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 01:04:00
August 13th 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:59:00
August 14th, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:52:00
August 1st, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:55:00
August 20th, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:49:00
August 28th, 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:51:00
August 31, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:59:00
December 15th, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:55:00
December 20th, 2013 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:33:00
December 2nd, 2013 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 01:01:00
December 2nd, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:29:00
Examining the Cosmos [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:04:00
Exoplanets Overview [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:03:00
February 19, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:56:00
February 1st, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:51:00
February 3rd, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:58:00
Inspecting Other Galaxies [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:03:00
Jan 21st, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:50:00
January 21st, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:49:00
July 13, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:50:00
July 19th 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:51:00
July 23rd, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:50:00
July 27, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 01:01:00
June 25th, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:58:00
June 26th 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:46:00
June 3rd 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:58:00
March 21st, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:57:00
March 27th, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:55:00
March 30th, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:56:00
March 5th, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:51:00
May 10th 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:59:00
May 10th, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:48:00
May 23rd 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:21:00
May 26th, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:35:00
May 26th, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:57:00
November 20th, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 01:01:00
October 15th, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:43:00
October 16th, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:48:00
October 1st, 2014 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:49:00
October 3, 2016 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:48:00
October 30th, 2013 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:53:00
October 30th, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:54:00
October 9th, 2013 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:41:00
Planetary Exploration Overview [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:02:00
Probing Distant Stars [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:03:00
Promo [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:02:00
September 11th, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:44:00
September 20th, 2013 Live Q&A Session [Astronomy: State of the Art] 01:02:00
September 23rd, 2015 Live Astronomy Q&A Session with Prof. Chris Impey 00:47:00
State of the Art Observing Overview [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:03:00
Uncovering Evidence for Life [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:04:00
Welcome to the Class [Astronomy: State of the Art] 00:05:00

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