In this 100% online course, you will learn what is a black hole, how do they form, how to see them given that we can’t emit light… In this Black Holes MOOC, you will also learn the basic ideas of astronomy, relativity, and quantum physics.
After 27 hours of videos, you will especially be able to describe a black hole and its main properties, classify each type of black holes, distinguish black holes in science vs in science fiction, know how to to detect a black hole and what kind of stars can become black holes.
The teacher of this Black Holes MOOC is Sharon Morsink, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Alberta. This Course is free if you only want to read the content of the course and to watch the videos. You will have to pay a few dollars if you want to access all of the course content, including rating homework, and to have an official certificate to print or to share (on LinkedIn for example).