Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy
Course Number 180—40 lectures (45 minutes/lecture)
Taught by: Alex Filippenko—University of California at Berkeley
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If you’ve ever asked yourself what’s out there—whether there might be other galaxies like the Milky Way, other stars like our Sun, other planets similar to Earth, or whether we’re really alone in the vastness of space—then you owe it to yourself not to miss this exceptional new series.
You’ll be delighted and at times spellbound by these lectures, which are so lavishly illustrated that we are offering them in the video format only. They contain more visual images than have ever appeared in a Teaching Company course—more than 600 of them all told, including numerous full-color photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition, there is a wealth of other graphics that will instruct, enlighten, and even amuse you.
Professor Alex Filippenko drew up many of these graphics himself. They reflect his enormous learning, his knack for clarity and compression, and at times his whimsical bent. You should find them exceptionally helpful, for he wields these teaching tools with consummate skill. With such aids in the hands of one of America’s most brilliant young astronomers, and without the need for an extensive background in mathematics or physics, you’ll gain a solid grasp of the basic laws that govern the cosmos and make it a far more amazing place than most of us suspect.