Telescopes and Spectrographs OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Science Course on Optics Technology by The Open University

Published Feb 09, 2009

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The Open University offers an OpenCourseWare called 'Telescopes and Spectrographs' free online. This course teaches the basics of astronomical optics and image collection to students studying Physics, Astronomy or those who just have an interest in seeing what the night sky has to offer.

Telescopes and Spectrographs: Course Specifics

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Telescopes and Spectrographs: Course Description

'Telescopes and Spectrographs' is an intermediate-level undergraduate course offered by The Open University's Science Department. This course provides students with a brief history of telescopes and their basic characteristics. Students will learn the different types of telescopes and telescopic mountings. Students will also study the basic characteristics of a spectrograph and its purpose in a telescope. Upon completion of this course, students will understand why telescopes and spectrographs are necessary to look at and capture astronomical images. This free OpenCourseWare will take approximately ten hours to complete.

Course materials include online unit notes, learning journals and a discussion forum. To learn more, visit the telescopes and spectrographs course page.

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