Aug 01, 2017
Excellent course. Very clear lectures that cover a lot of ground in not a lot of time. Fantastic overview of most of what we know about astronomy and how we know it. Best class I've taken on Coursera.
Apr 12, 2018
The is the first time I have rated a course with 5 stars, but this one is worth it. I audited and did not take the exams, but I thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and I learned a lot.
by Divyanshu R•
Dec 27, 2015
Course has been very helpful; giving the apt amount of knowledge in a way that can be easily understood with a little background in physics.
by Yaron K•
May 05, 2018
A well thought out overview of modern astronomy. Excellent handouts.
by David M•
Jan 27, 2016
excellent course really enjoyed it...
by Petar T•
Nov 09, 2016
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST COURSES AND BEST LECTURES I'VE SEEN, AMONG A LOT THAT I WENT THROUGH! Such fantastic and humorous way to lead the audience through wonders of the universe! Looking forward to MANY MANY more courses from this lecturer on any subject really - that's how engaging this course was for me! AWESOME!
by Joel S d A•
Sep 25, 2016
O curso é maravilhoso, juntei muito material para pesquisa, muitas referências e o curso também mudou o modo com que eu via a Astronomia recente. Recomendo!
by Martin N S•
Mar 28, 2019
A short but very illustrative course.
by Bill T•
Mar 31, 2019
Very good overview. I thought that some of the questions given were not covered in the lectures, e.g., that all valid combinations of color charge have to be colorless.
by Charles H•
Feb 02, 2016
This course provided a great overview of Astronomy. I thought the difficulty was about right for a survey course and recommend it to anyone who wants a better understanding of how we think the universe came to be and what we think will happen to it.
by Frederick G•
Jan 26, 2016
Good overview of the topic. Inspiring lecturer. No need for any complicated math. Having a background in physics on advanced high school level should probably be enoughto pass this course.
by Jonathan D•
Jan 21, 2016
Professor explains concepts well.
by Jon S•
Jan 07, 2017
Enjoyed it very much
by Roshni R•
Oct 12, 2016
Great professor. Simple to understand and made me love astrology... Quizzes are a bit challenging though...
by John P•
Feb 25, 2018
Enjoyable and mind expanding course, great!
by Laurent G•
Jul 29, 2019
A sympatic and exhaustive presentation of the questions that are brought to our conscience
by Naman J•
Oct 09, 2019
This course was very theoretical, I was expecting a bit more data and a bit more details of the processes by which we take various measurements.
by Witold R•
Oct 26, 2016
Very good overview of modern astronomy. Easy to understand by non native English speaker.
by Reg T•
Feb 02, 2016
As a quick overview to modern astronomy and cosmology this is a very worthwhile course. Highly informative and well presented. Material is detailed enough to provide an understanding of the topics covered and hints at more complexity to encourage further exploration.
Marked down to four stars solely on the basis of the review questions. Some of these are ambiguous or have a lack of clarity. Otherwise this course, given the level and time allocation, would rate 5 stars.
by Francisco M D D F•
Aug 14, 2017
Excellent quality of presentation of the content; however, some of the questions at the end of each week required knowledge acquired outside of this course, e.g. the question about red, green and blue quark configurations. Also, there were a few typos in some questions. Most of the questions were fine though. I especially liked learning how to use some of the online simulators for weeks 1 and 2. Overall this was a good course which I would recommend to my peers.
by Javier R F•
Sep 17, 2019
The course is amazing, but the quizs are very difficult.
by Thomas S•
Sep 18, 2016
Not for beginners in the slightest. Enjoyed the videos. But the quiz just made me feel stupid as I didn't have a clue on any of the equations and simulators I was supposed to use. It got me thinking of how ignorant clever people continue to be! Every time a smart person comes up with a new theory it's taken as fact. Give it a couple of decades and someone will prove it wrong. The sun orbiting us proving wrong, easth is flat, gas giants only orbit outside the habitable zone etc etc etc. So when will we learn that just because something happens on this planet doesn't mean it will, has happened elsewhere. The deepest depths of the ocean have life forms, yet we'd perish. So who's to say life forms can't exact on a planet, moon that is nothing like the earth! The world is still at the centre of the universe to these academics!
by Ethan Y•
Apr 18, 2016
This is a very good and informational course : however, the person who is speaking tends to have a lot of mums and stammers a lot. Overall, pretty decent course.
by Ben L•
Dec 05, 2019
End-of-week quiz contains materials not covered in the course videos, and is significantly more difficult
by Jose A V B•
Jan 09, 2016
Good but not deep enough. It could be longer to cover more aspects or more profound.
by Jonathan G•
Mar 26, 2018
I learned a lot about rudimentary physics.
by jeffrey m•
Jun 03, 2017
too rudimentary discussion/presentation and frequent mention of undefined terms. More explanation would help with natural history of stars before and after main sequence, more detailed discussion of AGN, more discussion of particle interaction