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.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von Witold R•
Oct 26, 2016
Very good overview of modern astronomy. Easy to understand by non native English speaker.
von Jonathan D•
Jan 21, 2016
Professor explains concepts well.
von 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.
von Jon S•
Jan 07, 2017
Enjoyed it very much
von Roshni R•
Oct 12, 2016
Great professor. Simple to understand and made me love astrology... Quizzes are a bit challenging though...
von John P•
Feb 25, 2018
Enjoyable and mind expanding course, great!
von Laurent G•
Jul 29, 2019
A sympatic and exhaustive presentation of the questions that are brought to our conscience
von Jonathan G•
Mar 26, 2018
I learned a lot about rudimentary physics.
von Jose A V B•
Jan 09, 2016
Good but not deep enough. It could be longer to cover more aspects or more profound.
von 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!
von 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.
von 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
von Tony D•
Mar 04, 2018
The course material is very interesting, the lecturer is dynamic and communicates the information well. But I was unable to get any of the simulators to work on a standard browser, so could not possibly pass the quizzes, since the simulators are required to calculate many of the answers. Regrettably, had to drop course.
von LaVonia A S•
Jan 10, 2016
Too much time required. The first Quiz had almost nothing covered in the video lectures. I saved all transcripts and was unable to answer the questions. The Sim's... I have never seen anything like that and again - it most certainly wasn't covered in the lectures. Disappointed in this course. It took 3 hours for each segment of the first week... not 3 to 4 as was stated. Leaving this course.
von E. R L•
Jun 24, 2018
Can't complete the first quiz because I can't download the simulators. - hence can't complete the course.
von Sabine L•
Apr 02, 2017
Again a course that comes with very simple (and not always good prepared) video lectures but for recieving a grade an enormous math knowledge is necessary, with no further help given