AstroTech: The Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery

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How stars burn and how black holes form, where the elements come from and how the expanding universe is accelerating – these are just some of the discoveries made by modern astronomy. But how were these phenomena discovered? 

Each week this course will: 

  • cover a different aspect of astronomical technology
  • match each piece of technology to a highlighted science result
  • explain how the technology works and how we interpret the data. 

An entry-level course where you’ll learn more about the science and technology behind astronomical discovery. 

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[I'm now] able to understand better some concepts in astronomy such as dark matter and dark energy as well as the technologies that helped uncover more truths in our universe.
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    6 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
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