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Astronomy with an online telescope

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Sandra Groves Post 1

13 Jan 2021, 12:30

Brilliant Course


I just wanted to say what a brilliant course! In particular, the Stellarium is totally fascinating and having access to COAST is simply amazing. I am currently doing week 8 and I have found this so interesting that I have invested in my own telescope.

I wish there were my courses devoted to Astronomy but I have signed up for Planets, Galaxies and Stars.  

Once again thank you for creating such a brilliant course.

Kind regards

Sandra Groves


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Alan Cayless Post 2 (unread) in reply to 1

13 Jan 2021, 16:57 Edited by the author on 13 Jan 2021, 16:57

Hi Sandra;

Thank you for these really kind comments, and for taking part so enthusiastically in Astronomy with an online telescope.  

We've had so much fun putting this course together and it makes it all worthwhile to hear that it has really worked for you and inspired you to take things further.

Hoping you have an equally great time on Galaxies, stars and planets.  Further down the line, you may be interested to know that several of our mainstream courses, including SXPS288 Remote experiments in physics and space, offer the opportunity to carry out more advanced projects using the OpenScience Observatory telescopes - and we'd really look forward to seeing on one of these one day !


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Julie Light Post 3 (unread) in reply to 1

23 Jan 2021, 16:01

Just wanted to say that I thought this was a brilliant course as well! Certainly the best Open Learn course I have done and hopefully will be a model for others. It was so informative, and definitely increased my     knowledge of the night sky. Using stellarium, COAST and the aperture photometry was very satisfying.     The addition of a forum also connected students.     Thank you very much Alan and Jo, your efforts are  much appreciated whilst we are living under such      restrictions! 

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Alan Cayless Post 4 (unread) in reply to 3

23 Jan 2021, 16:20

Hi Julie;

Thank you - it's great to hear you've enjoyed the course so much.



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