Science, Maths & Technology
This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces
the wide variety of objects it contains. You will develop a hands-on
understanding of telescopic observations using the Open University’s own
robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife.
Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars evolve, and
study variable stars.
For those new to astronomy and/or the use of robotic telescopes this
course provides a practical introduction and will prepare you for
further OU study where remotely operable telescopes feature.