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Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Charles Cockell The University of Edinburgh @Coursera
Class Start: 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 18:00:00 2015-01-12 19:00:00 35 Course 'Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life' starts at Coursera Course starts at Coursera:

ASTROBIOLOGY AND THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE

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Duration: 5 weeks
Approximate Workload: 3-4 hours/week
Certificate: Yes
Level: beginner
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Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-03-30
This course is aimed at the beginner and/or general public who have an interest in exoplanetary life and it's possibilities. The depth of the course is quite elementary but the breadth is large and open ended. I really enjoyed the discussions and forum topics , however they weren't always pertinent to the class. The professor is great at explaining all topics and I personally believe he is a "natural" educator and his passion for this course shines through. Reccomended for the curious and people who'd like a "first contact" with astrobiology - there is no better place to start.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-03-02
Wonderful course from University of Edinburgh. Professor Cockell's lectures are simply brilliant - educational, entertaining, and easy to follow. In the short 5 weeks you will learn a lot - what life is, life on Earth, space missions, and just humanity. Highly recommend for all levels!

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-03-02
Great course! People who expect to hear some nonsense about Nibiru planet and other myths may be disappointed since there are no such things mentioned by professor. Instead, the course explains scientific approach to "aliens'" subject and whets an appetite for research and further exploration.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-03-05
Well organized and structured course with fantastic lectures suitable and clear to all academic levels. Many thanks to Professor Cockell and coursera.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-03-02
I wish this course was taught at schools. Teachers, please!!!

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-03-02
Thank you very much, Prof. Cockell, for creating this course! Being able to explain a complex subject in the common language is a true talent. I really enjoyed the material and would gladly take follow-up course.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-03-02
If you're just curious about MOOCs -- take this course.
Interesting short lectures with summaries in the end.
Quizzes are multiple choice questions , not too difficult but require a little bit of work and dedication.
Discussion forums are very interesting and go beyond the scope of the course.
Perfect course for general public.

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