With propulsive advances in science in recent decades, we’re learning more than we ever imagined possible about what the universe is—and how it works. Embark on fascinating, richly-illustrated adventures that take you to all corners of the cosmos through this series of courses designed to make the universe accessible, understandable, and awe-inspiring.
Tour the known universe by starting your curriculum with a nontechnical description of modern astronomy through two fundamental courses.
- Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition
Get a comprehensive overview of the grandest of all subjects—the universe—in this brilliant and fascinating course taught by one of America's foremost astronomers.
- Our Night Sky
Gain a superb introduction to the wonders of the night sky with this course—taught by an award-winning astronomer—that explores the fundamentals of stargazing.
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the universe by selecting four electives to round out your curriculum with a deep dive into a specific astronomical topic.
- The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes you into the heart of some of science's greatest mysteries including string theory, multiple universes, extraterrestrial life, and much more!
- The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
Discover the ancient sky with an award-winning teacher and noted astronomer.
- My Favorite Universe
Let Neil deGrasse Tyson take you on a journey around the Universe and explore mind-bending concepts such as black holes, extraterrestrials, and the Big Bang.
- The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know
Join the search for another Earth in this 24-lecture series that explores the brand new science of exoplanets—worlds that exist outside of our solar system.
- Life in Our Universe
Peer into the exciting new field of astrobiology and learn what science knows about one of the most fundamental questions of all time: Is there life elsewhere in the universe?
- The Life and Death of Stars
Gain a better understanding of these spectacular celestial bodies in this enthralling course which features dazzling imagery from Hubble, informative graphics, and animations.
- A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian
Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, these 18 lavishly illustrated lectures take you from our solar system to the farthest reaches of space and time.
- Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Marvel at landmark images from the Hubble Space Telescope and better understand astronomy’s latest and greatest discoveries in this visual feast of a course.
- Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity
Peer into one of the great mysteries of modern physics—the force of gravity—in this brilliant and insightful course taught by an award-winning professor of physics.