Astronomy / Space Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets and Life Beyond Earth - Free 2 week online course

Free online course - Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets and Life Beyond Earth

Learn about the atmospheric chemistry of planets and celestial bodies and explore the possibility of finding life beyond Earth.


https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/atmospheric-chemistry-planets-and-life-beyond-earth


I have done a few of these MOOCs from FutureLean - the OU's Moons one was very enjoyable - I have not checked this one out yet, it just started.
 
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I've just signed up to the Astronomy course! Time to find out if the old brainbox can take new stuff in without pushing old stuff out.
 
I've just signed up to the Astronomy course! Time to find out if the old brainbox can take new stuff in without pushing old stuff out.
I see that the course "Orion" is underway again too - started 7th Jan so should be available for a bit:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/orion

In the Night Sky: Orion

Explore the night sky, discover how stars are formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.




I think that was the first MOOC that I did, it was OK.
 
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I see that the course "Orion" is underway again too - started 7th Jan so should be available for a bit:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/orion

In the Night Sky: Orion

Explore the night sky, discover how stars are formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.




I think that was the first MOOC that I did, it was OK.
Yeah, that's the one I meant. I completed the first "week" of the course in about 30 minutes; it does seem to be aimed at the complete novice, whereas astronomy has been a hobby of mine for donkeys years. I'm looking forward to the rest of the course though :)
 
Yeah, that's the one I meant. I completed the first "week" of the course in about 30 minutes; it does seem to be aimed at the complete novice, whereas astronomy has been a hobby of mine for donkeys years. I'm looking forward to the rest of the course though :)
It doesn't get any harder - there is different stuff but it is not at all "stretching" for an amateur astronomer.

Watch out for the Moons one - that is a bit better - starts on 19th Feb.

... and if you want to do some "thinking" the Higgs Boson one from my alma mater is worth it: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/higgs - it starts next week and is probably the course I have enjoyed the most.
 
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