Nov 29, 2017
Challenging. Amazing. Mind-Blowing.\n\nSpace enthusiasts should totally do this course. And yeah, did I say that Mike Brown is the coolest teacher ever. Never a dull moment in the lectures. :)
May 25, 2019
The lectures are engaging and replete with thought provoking material. Professor Brown's in depth knowledge of the field and his passion for planetary science aroused an everlasting curiosity.
by Gwenolé B•
Jan 19, 2018
Awesome course. Quite challenging for someone with no (formal) science background, but fascinating and well worth it!
by Andrew W J•
Jun 13, 2017
And excellent, deep yet accessible introduction into what we know about the solar system, the science behind our knowledge, and the big questions under investigation.
by Jakob G•
Mar 02, 2019
The best course I've ever taken, and the course I've needed since I was a teenager.
Mike Brown is not reading from his script, even if he has one. He's showing, drawing, writing and explaining in a way that totally removes the otherwise numb feeling of one-way communication of an illustrated audio text that so many other online courses suffer from.
I need more of this, when is the sequel released?!?
by Diego F•
Mar 04, 2019
Great course, it has a huge content about our solar system, starting with a lot of discussion about mars/water. It is hard because the nature of the topics, but Mike Brown explains really well the content.
by Anthony Y•
Feb 16, 2019
It was really a privilege to be taught by a world renowned expert in his field. Professor Brown teaches clearly and with enthusiasm. I would love to be one of his grad students! Everyone should take this course. It’s amazing the work his team does and what they are discovery about the universe.
Thank you, Dr Brown!
by John R•
Sep 14, 2018
Excellent course and instruction. I would highly recommend this challenging course to anyone wanting a solid science update on our solar system.
by Alex R•
Aug 23, 2018
Excellent course. Very interesting and motivating.
by John S•
Sep 08, 2017
Best course so far!
by Hellas F•
Feb 28, 2019
the best course ever. It's the only one that i have rated with 5 stars. Really amazing
by Shimon S•
Aug 01, 2018
This is by far, the best course I've ever taken! Space is the future! If you have an interest in space or know someone that does....I HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking this course. After you've successfully completed this course....you'll feel greatly rewarded!!!
by Eskil S•
Mar 09, 2018
Great course and superb teaching!
by Carol J•
Jun 04, 2017
Fantastic and wonderfully entertaining course.
Dr. Mike Brown makes each lecture exciting and interesting.
by Alexander W•
Mar 08, 2017
by Kirk B•
Jul 06, 2018
Almost wish I could forget everything I just learned so I could take it again. Fantastic course.
by Kristy H•
Jun 06, 2017
Dr. Brown is an amazing teacher who is able to explain complex concepts clearly. He uses data from past and current primary scientific research on relevant discoveries. Quizzes are not just based on recall, but ask you to apply the concepts. I've taken this course multiple times (it is updated occasionally) because it's just that good!
by Syed M A•
Apr 12, 2019
Best teacher and wish every earth science students to learn from him. Thanks
by Jocelino R•
Aug 15, 2016
Very good lecturer - keeps things interesting and uses of figures and results from published peer-reviewed papers. Explains things from first principles and does a very in depth historical analysis of the topics studied.
Only criticism I would give would be to have more regular feedback or tests regarding what is learnt. There are 4 topics in this course for the 10 week duration and there's only a test at the end of each topic. A test at the end of each week would keep students on their toes.
Nevertheless, still a 5 star course. Thanks for letting me take this!
by Fátima C C P•
Dec 21, 2016
Shame I didn't get to see the updated lessons..
by Terry L L•
Jul 18, 2017
I am a social scientist and this course filled a very large void in my knowledge. While data for social scientists are gathered in the here-and-now with subjects being only a few feet away, I have learned to respect how astromers must gatherdata points that are millions of years old AND millions of miles away. Good luck, Professor Brown, with your work on Lucy!
by Sergio G C•
May 04, 2018
Awesome and challenging
by Marcos S G•
Apr 13, 2016
Fantastic teacher, amazingly well-prepared contents. It's incredible that they are doing this for free.
by Richard H•
Aug 13, 2017
Having now taken a couple other Coursera MOOCs, I'm getting the feeling this one is even more exceptionally good than I realized when I took it. Aside from a few videos it's mostly presented by Prof. Mike Brown, who is erudite, engaging, and accomplished. The course emphasizes not the "what" but the "why" and "how" of the evolution of the Solar System. I like to think I'm fairly well informed about astronomy and astrophysics at a lay outsider's level but I learned a lot from this course. Remind me to re-take it after he revises it to cover the discovery (any year now) of Planet 9!
by Ritabrata M•
Jan 02, 2017
Incredible Content on Display. Amazing Execution by the Profs. Besides fundamental prerequisites of physics and math(which are required) ,each topic is taken up from scratch and dealt with respect to its application.No wonder Caltech is the world leader in planetary science.Go Ahead and immerse yourselves!
by Shivam S•
Aug 31, 2017
Professor Mike Brown is awesome. He does not let any student distract. He has a unique teaching charm for which I appreciate him a lot.