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    Free astronomy course offered by Duke

    I don't know if this has been mentioned in another thread, but it looks interesting. There is a free online course called Introduction to Astronomy taught by a professor from Duke University. It doesn't start for several more months, but since it's free I already registered.

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    I watched a bunch of the free Yale lectures. This could be a good find. I'll take a look, thanks!

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    My fiancee is a grad of Duke and thought it was awesome to see them offering this. I'll likely take it come November. Should be fun!

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    Whoops! I should have provided a link. I believe this is the intro class you're referring to from Duke.

    ***Edit: Just noticed that the link was provided in the original post. Unfortunately, I couldn't see the link until I switched forum themes.
    Last edited by rishenko; 2012-Oct-25 at 03:15 PM.

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    Just a reminder that it appears that this online course in Astronomy from Duke U. is starting in about a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethfire View Post
    I watched a bunch of the free Yale lectures...
    Me, too. Great stuff.

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    I'm enrolled since mid October . This past Monday they send me a material to refresh algebra and scientific notation ... This looks like is gonna be great , for me this is a really good chance to get closer to something i really like and love so much . In my country ( like must 3rd world countrys ) this kind of science material is completely unavailable.

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    A reminder to anyone who is interested, that this course starts today. According to the email I got, it will start at Noon Eastern Time ( GMT + 5). BTW, Manuel809, welcome to Cosmoquest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethfire View Post
    I watched a bunch of the free Yale lectures. This could be a good find. I'll take a look, thanks!
    I have a BA from Yale and coincidentally I later viewed a free online course from Yale about exoplanets, black holes, and some other topic. It was a lot of fun.

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    This is great! Pretty much all of the Astronomy I have learned was from free online courses or from personal studies. These kinds of classes are always helpful for beginners or as refreshers.

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    Oh yeah, this is awesome.

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    That's great. I have always been looking for lectures like that.

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    Thanks Jfribrg for posting this information! I now have something interesting to do during the summer

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