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.
von Gwenolé B•
Jan 19, 2018
Awesome course. Quite challenging for someone with no (formal) science background, but fascinating and well worth it!
von Hellas F•
Feb 28, 2019
the best course ever. It's the only one that i have rated with 5 stars. Really amazing
von Kirk B•
Jul 06, 2018
Almost wish I could forget everything I just learned so I could take it again. Fantastic course.
von 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?!?
von 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.
von 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!
von 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.
von 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!!!
von Alex R•
Aug 23, 2018
Excellent course. Very interesting and motivating.
von 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!
von Eskil S•
Mar 09, 2018
Great course and superb teaching!
von Carol J•
Jun 04, 2017
Fantastic and wonderfully entertaining course.
Dr. Mike Brown makes each lecture exciting and interesting.
von Alexander W•
Mar 08, 2017
von John S•
Sep 08, 2017
Best course so far!
von 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.
von Syed M A•
Apr 12, 2019
Best teacher and wish every earth science students to learn from him. Thanks
von 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!
von Sergio G C•
May 04, 2018
Awesome and challenging
von Marcos S G•
Apr 13, 2016
Fantastic teacher, amazingly well-prepared contents. It's incredible that they are doing this for free.
von 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.
von Dave M•
Jun 27, 2016
Loved every minute of it, could not do some of the maths, that otherwise very informative.
Like Mike Brown's technique… Enjoy the humour!
von miguel a g a•
Aug 16, 2017
I great great course, full of new data and theories. Thabks the team for their thorough work.
von Brian P•
Jun 02, 2017
Excellent overview of the current state of solar system exploration. The lectures were amazingly entertaining, even if the quiz questions were typically convoluted and designed for confusion. By sheer repetition, repeating the quizzes until all the answers are correct, the information is hammered home. The most interesting part of the course for me was the planetary science, the astrobiology coverage at the end was, of necessity, much less rigorous. Discussion of recent spacecraft exploration missions is good but it's hard to keep a topic like this up to date when the lectures are meant to be reused for multiple sessions of the course. Wanted to dislike the instructor because of his arrogance in the Pluto affair, even if I can't argue with the substance of it, but just couldn't because even though he is arrogant, he knows his stuff, is obviously good at what he does, and more importantly he communicates his knowledge really, really well.
von Naomi M•
May 19, 2016
Way over my head but has definitely given me a reason to pursue learning more about physics and the solar system.