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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science free course icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

This certificate covers basic astronomy and planetary science. You'll study two broad themes of 'Stars and Galaxies' and 'Multiwavelength Astronomy'. Learn how astronomers 'measure' the Universe ? considering spectroscopy, imaging, and time-variability as observational tools. You'll study the formation, evolution and rebirth of stars and galaxies through energetic processes, and learn about their constituents. Learn about the formation and evolution of the Solar System and other planetary systems. Consider how life arose on Earth, and whether life exists beyond Earth. You'll look at planetary processes such as volcanism and impacts in the Solar System; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; and asteroids, comets and meteorites.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Astronomy

This module covers basic astronomy with a modern observational approach. It encompasses two broad themes of 'Stars and Galaxies' and 'Multiwavelength Astronomy'. Starting from cosmic length scales, learn how astronomers measure the Universe ? through spectroscopy, imaging and time-variability. You'll learn about the constituents of stars and galaxies, and study their formation, evolution and rebirth through energetic processes. To finish, revisit the Universe from the perspective of cosmic time scales. Throughout, alongside astronomy, you'll develop your computing, maths and physics skills.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The relativistic Universe

If you are interested in using quantitative physical methods to understand relativistic and high-energy processes in the Universe, and already have a good background in OU level 2 maths, physics and astronomy, then this is the module for you. This module comprises three parts that present, in turn, the theoretical basis for modern cosmology, described by Einstein's special and general theories of relativity; cosmological observations of the local and distant Universe that are used to understand its structure and evolution; and high-energy phenomena in the Universe including interacting binary stars, active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts.

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Astrophysics free course icon Level

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Astrophysics

If you are interested in using quantitative physical methods to understand the building blocks of the Universe, and already have a good background in OU level 2 maths, physics and astronomy, then this is the module for you. This module focuses on the astrophysics of stars and exoplanets ? examining their properties, structure, evolution and the physical processes that occur within them. The OU's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and internet-based resources are used throughout the module. You'll experience real, collaborative astrophysical research, online with a small group of other students, to acquire, reduce, analyse and interpret data.

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Past-Time Lover: Charles Darwin article icon

History & The Arts 

Past-Time Lover: Charles Darwin

This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?

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Nature & Environment 

Introducing mammals

Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, and yet all species have some characteristics in common. These similarities justify the inclusion of all such diverse types within the single taxonomic group (or class) called the Mammalia. This free course, Introducing mammals, offers a starting point for the study of mammals. It will establish their rich diversity, while highlighting the common features that define the group.  

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5 hrs
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Astronomy free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Astronomy

This module considers the structure, origin and evolution of stars, galaxies and the Universe as a whole, asking questions such as: How are stars born, and what happens when they die? How do galaxies form, and how do we know that the universe began in a 'big bang'? This introduction to astronomy investigates the stars and their life cycles, galaxies and quasars, and the origin and evolution of the Universe ? and how it might continue to evolve in the future. You'll make use of computer-based resources and can undertake some straightforward project work, based on your observations of the sky.

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