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  • Tomorrow's World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Tomorrow's World

    The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, has brought back Tomorrow's World to discover how our...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jun 2017

  • Tomorrow's World

    Tomorrow's World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jun 2017
    The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, has brought back Tomorrow's World to discover how our lives are changing with advancements in...
  • Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA /JPL

    Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out?

    By Professor David Rothery

    The Cassini spacecraft has had a look at Saturn's moon, and it could be perfect for life to form there. Dave Rothery...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out?

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    Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA /JPL
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    The Cassini spacecraft has had a look at Saturn's moon, and it could be perfect for life to form there. Dave Rothery reckons we need a closer look.
  • British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week

    British Science Week

    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • British Science Week

    British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!
  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

    By The OpenLearn team

    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2017

  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

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    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2017
    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the archives.
  • How was the moon made, and when did it happen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Hans
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Jan 2017

  • How was the moon made, and when did it happen?

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    How was the moon made, and when did it happen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Hans
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jan 2017
    Dave Rothery shares some new thinking about our nearest neighbour.
  • The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Openclipart-vectors

    The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The star which led the Magi to the manager might have some factual truth to it - but nobody really knows which truth...

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    21 Dec 2016

  • The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list

    The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Openclipart-vectors
    Updated 21 Dec 2016
    The star which led the Magi to the manager might have some factual truth to it - but nobody really knows which truth to back.
  • What missing lander means for Europe’s quest to find life on Mars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University

    What missing lander means for Europe’s quest to find life on Mars

    By Professor Monica Grady

    Loss of the Mars lander from its recent probe is diappointing, but the search for life on Mars goes on.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2016

  • What missing lander means for Europe’s quest to find life on Mars

    What missing lander means for Europe’s quest to find life on Mars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Nov 2016
    Loss of the Mars lander from its recent probe is diappointing, but the search for life on Mars goes on.
  • Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA

    Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars

    By Dr Manish Patel, Stephen Lewis

    The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Oct 2016

  • Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars

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    Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Oct 2016
    The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their role in the remarkable mission.
  • Stargazing Live: Series One Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Stargazing Live: Series One

    Originally broadcast in 2011: Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Jun 2016

  • Stargazing Live: Series One

    Stargazing Live: Series One Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 10 Jun 2016
    Originally broadcast in 2011: Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the night sky.
  • OpenLearn Live: 8th March 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    OpenLearn Live: 8th March 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A pioneering astronomer who went from Dundee to the Moon. Then more free learning across the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 8th March 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 8th March 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2016
    A pioneering astronomer who went from Dundee to the Moon. Then more free learning across the day.

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  • Galaxies, stars and planets

    This free course is a general introduction to galaxies, stars and planets, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small;...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jan 2017

  • Galaxies, stars and planets

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    Galaxies, stars and planets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 30 Jan 2017
    This free course is a general introduction to galaxies, stars and planets,...
  • The Sun

    The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This free course will help you to explore the...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • The Sun

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    The Sun Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and...
  • Comparing stars

    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour free course that introduces the HertzsprungRussell diagram, an...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • Comparing stars

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    Comparing stars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour...
  • The Moon

    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 free...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • The Moon

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    The Moon Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon...
  • Telescopes and spectrographs

    This free course, Telescopes and spectrographs, looks at how they are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2016

  • Telescopes and spectrographs

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    Telescopes and spectrographs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    This free course, Telescopes and spectrographs, looks at how they are designed to...

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Physics and space

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    In this wholly online module, you'll examine fundamental concepts in physics and...

    Science: galaxies, stars and planets

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    Introductory level Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2017
    Develop your understanding of a wide range of topics in astronomy by exploring the...

    Science: concepts and practice

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    In this wholly online module, you'll explore key ideas that underpin the study of...

    Practical science: physics and astronomy

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    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    The activities in this practical science module address topics in physics and...

    Questions in science

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This introductory science module encompasses astronomy and planetary science;...

    The relativistic Universe

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    The relativistic Universe
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    If you are interested in using quantitative physical methods to understand...
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