ASTR 160 - Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
recorded by: Yale University
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND)
This course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly: Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years. The course explores not just what is known, but what is currently not known, and how astronomers are going about trying to find out.
Course features at Open Yale courses page:
- Update 1 - The Kepler Mission
- Update 2 - Do Black Holes Spin?
- Update 3 - The “Dark Ages” and the Growth of Structure
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