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OU on the BBC: Stargazing LIVE Series 3

OU on the BBC: Stargazing LIVE Series 3 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Jan 2013
Stargazing LIVE returns to our screens to take us on a brand new journey of discovery through the night sky

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Introductory level Updated 04 Jan 2013
Learn more about the fascinating objects in the night sky with your free Star Guide 

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

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60-Second Adventures in Astronomy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Dec 2012
Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations...

60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars
Introductory level Updated 19 Dec 2012
Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth - and maybe even Mars

Explore Mars interactive

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Explore Mars interactive Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2012
Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more about it? Here’s your chance to explore Mars, from the...

OU on the BBC: Destination Titan

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2012
Destination Titan tells the fascinating story of John Zarnecki's personal space odyssey to land the Huygens probe on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

The great meteor hunt

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2012
With the weekend being dominated by news of a large meteor being spotted in UK skies, we give you the low down on those bright things up high... 

What is SuperWASP showing us?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jan 2012
Andy Norton brings us up to date with SuperWASP, the Wide Angle Search for Planets

OU on the BBC: Stargazing LIVE Series 2 - Episode 2

OU on the BBC: Stargazing LIVE Series 2 - Episode 2 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jan 2012
Black Holes and light pollution are looked at in the second episode of Stargazing LIVE

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Galaxies, stars and planets

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is a general introduction to galaxies, stars and planets, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small; orbits...

The Moon

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Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This unit...

The Sun

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Jun 2011
The sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This unit will help you to explore the workings...

Comparing stars

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 02 Jun 2011
Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. This unit introduces the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, an essential tool in understanding the...

Telescopes and spectrographs

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 27 May 2011
This unit looks at how telescopes and spectrographs are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how different...

Astronomy

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Astronomy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
Thanks to cutting-edge radio and infra-red astronomy, our understanding of the universe is moving very fast. Ideas about black holes and cosmic...

The relativistic Universe

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The relativistic Universe Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 01 Dec 2009
Thanks to cutting edge technology, scientists can peer deeper into space than ever before. The audio tracks in this album feature Dr Robert...

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014
If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range of scientific topics, the DipHE in Natural Sciences is for you....

BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news...

Learn about galaxies, stars and planets

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Learn about galaxies, stars and planets Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Updated 25 Oct 2014 Register by 01 Oct 2014
Develop your understanding of a wide range of topics in astronomy by exploring the fascinating science behind the galaxies, stars and planets of...

Astronomy

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Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This introductory astronomy course looks at the structure of stars and their life cycles, galaxies and quasars, and the origin and evolution of our...

Galaxies, stars and planets

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Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014 Register by 02 Apr 2015
Develop your understanding of a wide range of topics in astronomy by exploring the fascinating science behind the galaxies, stars and planets of...