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The [course_title] is designed to enable you to develop a broader outlook on astronomical phenomena and practical methods to study them, along with a broad understanding of topics regarding planets and astronomy research and provide you with the skills needed for further study.

Through this course, you’ll explore the stars and their life cycles, including the structure of planets and their unique atmospheres, galaxies, space research, planetary processes, the origin and evolution of the Universe, etc.


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: Open Culture

Course Curriculum

Module: 1
Astronomy C12 – 2014-08-28: Course Logistics; Tour of the Solar System 01:18:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-02 01:02:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-04: Seasons; Solar and Lunar Eclipses; Retrograde 01:09:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-09: Copernican revolution; The Nature of Science 01:14:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-11: Astrology: A testable theory. Your ideas can b 01:13:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-16:Gravity, Force and Newton’s Laws: Physics! 01:05:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-18: Tides, Energy, Momentum 01:05:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-23: Properties of light; spectroscopy 01:11:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-09-25: Light: emitted by Atoms; Photons; Thermal emis 00:55:00
Module: 2
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-02: Surfaces: Plate Tectonics, Volcanism 01:17:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-07: Interiors: Core, Mantle, Crust; Seismology; Lu 01:16:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-09: Mars: The Curiosity Laboratory on Mars 01:03:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-14: Troposphere, Stratosphere, Exosphere, Layers 01:08:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-16: Greenhouse effect and Global Warming 01:10:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-21: Our Sun and Stellar Evolution; Actual solar ec 01:12:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-23: Partial Solar Eclipse 2:30-3:30pm on campus 01:07:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-28: Jupiter and its moons, especially Io and Europ 00:59:00
Module: 3
Astronomy C12 – 2014-10-30: Saturn, rings, moons, Titan and Enceladus 01:13:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-11-06: Asteroids, Comets, Pluto and Kuiper Belt 00:59:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-11-13:Exoplanets: Using Doppler Shift; Determining pl 01:07:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-11-18: The Nature of Biology on Earth: DNA, Origins, 01:13:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-11-20: Life in the Universe: The Drake equation, SETI 01:11:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-11-25: The Expansion and Acceleration of the Universe 00:55:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-12-02: The Big Bang; Origin of Elements 01:18:00
Astronomy C12 – 2014-12-04: The Origin and Fate of the Universe 01:04:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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