Discover the Astronomer in You
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” – Carl Sagan
What is our place in the universe? A question that has perplexed mankind since time immemorial and one that still isn’t completely solved, owing to the vastness and complexity of it. This course is designed to get you started on the path to answer this question by arming you with the basic skills and knowledge related to astronomy. It’s a wild ride from the humble origins of astronomy from the days of yore (think ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt) to the discovery of quasars, pulsars, dark matter and dark energy. This series is developed to help you understand the tools, equipment’s, methodologies, processes and science that an Astronomer needs to make a career in this field and excel.