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Introduction to Astronomy: Free course from Berkeley by Alex Filippenko

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Josh G.
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Atlanta, GA
Post #: 110
Hello everyone,

Here is a completely free on-line Introduction to General Astronomy class taught by Alex Filippenko:


So much science to learn. So little time. ;-)


"Astro 10: General Astronomy - Fall 2005. A description of modern astronomy with emphasis on the structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Additional topics optionally discussed include quasars, pulsars, black holes, and extraterrestrial communication, etc. Individual instructor's synopses available from the department. Streaming video of this course at (under Archived Semesters / Fall 2005)."

Here are the lecture titles:

  • A Grand Tour of the Cosmos
  • Journey Through Space and Time
  • The Supreme Informant
  • Blackbody Radiation
  • The Fingerprints of Atoms
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Lunar Phases and Glorious Eclipses
  • Celestial Phenomena
  • The Copernican Revolution
  • On the Shoulders of Giants
  • The Earth: Our Home
  • The Moon, Mercury, and Venus
  • Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  • Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
  • Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe (Homecoming Lecture)
  • Comets and Solar-System Debris
  • Catastrophic Collisions
  • Extra-Solar Planets; Our Sun
  • Stars: Distant Suns
  • Social Stars: Binaries and Clusters
  • How Stars Shine: Cosmic Furnaces
  • The Fate of Our Sun
  • Exploding Stars: Celestial Fireworks!
  • The Corpses of Massive Stars
  • Hearts of Darkness
  • The Quest for Black Holes
  • The Milky Way and Other Galaxies
  • The Dark Side of Matter
  • The Expansion of the Universe
  • Quasars--Cosmic Powerhouses
  • Veterans' Day
  • In the Belly of the Beast
  • Cosmology and the Dark Night Sky
  • The Age of the Universe
  • The Geometry of the Universe
  • Einstein's Biggest Blunder?
  • Echoes of the Big Bang
  • The Contents of the Universe
  • In the Beginning
  • The Ultimate Free Lunch?
  • A "Multiverse"? The Search for Life
  • Interstellar Travel; Conclusion

A former member
Post #: 21
That's great! Thanks for posting the link.
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