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Daniel McDonald

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This course is a good introduction to the topic of exoplanets . It has a slightly broader focus than "The Diversity of Exoplanets"; for instance, it discusses pulsar planets. It has a fair level of mathematical rigour while still being understandable. Also, the course acknowledges and discusses the uncertainty inherent in many results in astronomy. One of the more "university-like" courses on edX outside of the MITx courses.
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A very engaging look at several topics in planetary astronomy.  Much deeper than some other astronomy MOOCS (eg. Moons on FutureLearn), but not very mathematical (not like Duke's Intro to Astronomy).  The quizzes are somewhat trickier than might be expected.  Mike Brown does a very good job at presenting the material.