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  • 60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars

    Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth - and maybe even Mars

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2019

  • 60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars

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    Introductory level Updated 01 Apr 2019
    Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth - and maybe even Mars
  • Download your free Star Guide

    Learn more about the fascinating objects in the night sky with your free Star Guide 

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    10 Dec 2018

  • Download your free Star Guide

    Updated 10 Dec 2018
    Learn more about the fascinating objects in the night sky with your free Star Guide 
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    Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery

    By Zoe Morland

    How did the moon form? Forget a single giant impact – relentless bombardment could explain the Moon’s formation, says...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2018

  • Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery

    Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Kay Morland
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 Dec 2018
    How did the moon form? Forget a single giant impact – relentless bombardment could explain the Moon’s formation, says Open University research student Zoe...
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    Coming soon: Exoplanets

    This brand new free course will explore our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2018

  • Coming soon: Exoplanets

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    Coming soon: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Dec 2018
    This brand new free course will explore our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises.
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    Coming soon: Astronomy with an online telescope

    This brand new course will show you how to navigate the night sky, and the wide variety of objects it contains.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2018

  • Coming soon: Astronomy with an online telescope

    Coming soon: Astronomy with an online telescope Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Updated 07 Nov 2018
    This brand new course will show you how to navigate the night sky, and the wide variety of objects it contains.
  • A trip to Mercury

    By Professor David Rothery

    The OU's Dave Rothery recently gave a Tedx talk on what he's learned as part of the team preparing for the European...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2018

  • A trip to Mercury

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jul 2018
    The OU's Dave Rothery recently gave a Tedx talk on what he's learned as part of the team preparing for the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo mission to...
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    The Search for a New Earth

    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 May 2018

  • The Search for a New Earth

    Introductory level Updated 08 May 2018
    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 
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    The 21st Century Race for Space

    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.

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    TV Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 May 2018

  • The 21st Century Race for Space

    Introductory level Updated 08 May 2018
    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.
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    British Science Week

    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 9th - 18th March 2019! We've got free courses, games,...

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Mar 2018

  • British Science Week

    British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 18 Mar 2018
    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 9th - 18th March 2019! We've got free courses, games, animations and more...
  • What is a super blue blood moon?

    Three moon-related oddities come together for one night only (at least, one night since 1866 anyway). A quick video...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jan 2018

  • What is a super blue blood moon?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Three moon-related oddities come together for one night only (at least, one night since 1866 anyway). A quick video can explain it all...

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    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

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    02 Mar 2016

  • Telescopes and spectrographs

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    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

    Course Course
    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Science: galaxies, stars and planets

    Course Course
    Science: galaxies, stars and planets
    Introductory level Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 01 Feb 2019
    Develop your understanding of a wide range of topics in astronomy by exploring the...

    Science: concepts and practice

    Course Course
    Science: concepts and practice
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    In this wholly online module, you'll explore key ideas that underpin the study of...

    Physics and space

    Course Course
    Physics and space
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    In this wholly online module, you'll examine fundamental concepts in physics and...

    Questions in science

    Course Course
    Questions in science
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 09 Jan 2020
    This introductory science module encompasses astronomy and planetary science;...

    The relativistic Universe

    Course Course
    The relativistic Universe
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    If you are interested in using quantitative physical methods to understand...

    Astronomy

    Course Course
    Astronomy
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    This module considers the structure, origin and evolution of stars, galaxies and...
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