Category: Space courses / MOOC

space robots

Robotics MOOC

Robotics is increasingly important in spaceflight and space exploration. For example, hazardous maneuvers or cosmic radiation exposed areas are perfect for robots. Spaceships, space probes, landers, rovers… Robotics is everywhere in space ! If you aim to work in the space sector, robotics is and will be a must. These courses are free if you…
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Spacecraft Dynamics and Control MOOC by the University of Colorado Boulder

If you ever dreamed to work on the conception of spacecrafts, this MOOC is a MUST ! Enjoy almost 100 hours of theories related to spacecraft dynamics and control. You will learn the description of the motion and rates of motion of rigid bodies, how to develop the equations of motion that predict the movement…
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Thermodynamics MOOC by the University of Michigan

Thermodynamics is a fundamental engineering principle on Earth and in aerospace engineering. It explains how energy transfers from one place to another, and how it could change to another form. In this 19 hours MOOC, you will learn the basic principles, applications and tools of thermodynamics, from solar panels to engines… and coffee mugs !…
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particle physics mooc

Particle physics MOOC by the University of Geneva

In this 30 hours MOOC, you will learn what is particle physics (i.e. the physics of particles and nuclei), its main concepts, the properties and interactions of atomic nuclei. In the end, you will learn how this knowledge helps astrophysics in studying dark matter and dark energy. The professors of this particle physics MOOC are…
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Origins and evolution of life on Earth MOOC by the University of Copenhagen

Where does life on Earth come from ? How the basic elements met and developed in the universe, in the solar system and on Earth ? How life evolved on Earth and what evidences prove this knowledge of the past ? You will learn how life was born and evolved in this 29 hours Life…
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Evolution of the Universe MOOCs

These courses are 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, including rating homework, and to have an official certificate to print or to share (on LinkedIn for example).…
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Astronomy Technology MOOC by The University of Edinburgh

Technology and modern astronomy are deeply connected. Most of the biggest discoveries are made thanks to technological advances. Thanks to modern technology, we are able to look at galaxies located at the edge of the universe, to demonstrate that the universe is expanding, to study how stars burn, to image a black hole, and much…
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History of human spaceflight MOOC by University of Houston System

Current and future space programs and projects are only possible because of the past’s feats. In the 20th century, Humanity left its home for the first time and went further and further in a tense Cold War context. Since, Space History is a fascinating part of our mutual History. In the 9 modules of this…
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archaeoastronomy

Archaeoastronomy MOOC by Politecnico di Milano

Stonehenge, pyramids of Egypt, Macchu Picchu… Many famous ancient sites of archaelogy around the world are connected to the sky. Their structure and the way the light interacts with them during celestial events such as equinoxes and solstices show that the ancient civilizations were deeply involved in astronomy. Archaeoastronomy is an interdisciplinary science between astronomy,…
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Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity MOOC by Stanford University

Perhaps you have already heard that time is the fourth dimension. But what does it really mean ? For example, how different people could experiment time in different ways, and why we assume that size of things depends on their velocity ? Why the speed of light is impassable ? And in the end :…
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General theory of relativity MOOC by Higher School of Economics (HSE)

How to best describe the expanding universe, gravitational waves or black holes ? General theory of relativity (GTR) is the key ! This MOOC introduces this famous theory formulated by Albert Einstein with many examples. After this MOOC, you will know how to solve the fundamental problems of the general theory of relativity. Before you…
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X-ray astronomy MOOC by Rutgers University of New Jersey

X-ray astronomy is more an more powerful since 50 last years. NASA’s satellites observe astronomical X-ray sources which help us to understand the universe. How does it work ? How to detect supernovae, quasars, neutron stars and even black holes thanks to X-ray astronomy ? It’s all about data and also amazing tools like DS9,…
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Astronomy MOOCs

These courses are 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, including rating homework, and to have an official certificate to print or to share (on LinkedIn for example).…
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Solar system MOOC by Caltech

InSight, Curiosity, Voyager… You are probably fascinated by the space exploration missions. But have your ever dreamed to understand all the science behind the exploration of the solar system ? This 46 hours MOOC will teach you the principles of chemistry, physics, geology and biology to understand what we already know about our solar system…
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black holes

Black Holes MOOC by University of Alberta

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…
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