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Arizona State University Online Course on Solar Systems

Arizona State University Online Course on Solar Systems

Arizona State University is offering an open online course which is the ‘Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy’. This course will cover the whole history of astronomy, The properties of light, instruments and also the study of the solar system and stars.

The purpose of this course is to explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems.

The credit-eligible course starts on March 14, 2016.

Length of the course: 8 weeks

Time: 24 hours/week avg.

Subject: Solar Systems Astronomy
Institution Offering the Course : Arizona State University
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $49.
Session: Starts on March 14, 2016.

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About This Course
In this introductory 4-credit hour lecture and laboratory course, applicants will explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems. The course will cover the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars.

Throughout the course, students will learn about the Discovery Channel Telescope, the Lowell Observatory, the Challenger Space Center, and Meteor Crater, the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. We will also get a chance to virtually walk through the Lunar Exploration Museum and Arizona State University’s Moeur Building, home of the Mars Space Flight Facility where ASU scientists and researchers are using spacecraft instruments on Mars to explore the geology and mineralogy of the red planet.

Why You Should Take This Course?
Its a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. This is a verified, earn credit, honor course. AST111 Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy from ASUx is a credit-eligible course. Learners have the opportunity to experience the same rigorous university-level courses on a flexible schedule and earn academic credit when they pass the course with a C or better, eliminating many of the challenges and risks of pursuing a university degree.

Knowledge To Be Acquired

Applicants will be taught:
-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

Course Instructor

-Dr. Frank Timmes
Astrophysicist who is interested in the universe’s evolving composition and its implications for life in the universe.

The Requirements
-Candidates must enroll in the Verified Certificate option to be eligible for credit upon completion of the course.

-Candidates must abide to all course and academic rules and regulations throughout the entire course.

-Candidates must receive a passing grade of a C or better in the course.

How To Enrol for this Course

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    January 31, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    i went to apply this scholarship

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