Free Online Physics and Astronomy Courses

Uncover the mysteries of the universe with physics and astronomy courses. From quantum mechanics to galaxy formation, a physics and astronomy course will expand your understanding of the cosmos.

48 Physics and Astronomy Courses

Advanced Capstone Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Project

University of Colorado Boulder

This capstone course is the 3rd and final course of the specialization Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control. It assumes you have completed the prior courses...

Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

University of Colorado Boulder

This Specialization on advanced spacecraft dynamcis and control is intended for experienced spacecraft dynamics and GNC engineers and researchers. It is assumed...

Analytical Mechanics for Spacecraft Dynamics

University of Colorado Boulder

This course is part 2 of the specialization Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control. It assumes you have a strong foundation in spacecraft dynamics and control,...

Analyzing the Universe

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

Using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, we explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including...

Analyzing Thermodynamics Processes using Wolfram notebook

Coursera Project Network

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn to compute & analysis of thermodynamic processes viz Adiabatic process ,Isobaric process, Isochoric...

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The University of Edinburgh

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

University of Arizona

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries...

Big History - From the Big Bang until Today

University of Amsterdam

Welcome to this Big History course! In this course, renowned scientists and scholars from the University of Amsterdam and beyond will take you on a journey from...

Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

University of Rochester

An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies...

Control of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Motion

University of Colorado Boulder

This course trains you in the skills needed to program specific orientation and achieve precise aiming goals for spacecraft moving through three dimensional space....

D'un infini à l'autre

École Polytechnique

Partez à la découverte de l'infiniment petit et de l'infiniment grand, en compagnie de physiciens et de physiciennes qui vont vous faire découvrir les liens entre...

Estrategias para ganar. Meteorología en la vuelta al mundo

Universitat de Barcelona

Tanto si eres o no aficionado a la navegación, en este curso aprenderás cuáles son los principales motores del tiempo en la Tierra y lo que los navegantes deben...

Exploring Quantum Physics

University of Maryland, College Park

An introduction to quantum physics with emphasis on topics at the frontiers of research, and developing understanding through exercise.

Física: Vectores, Trabajo y Energía

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Este curso provee al estudiante con conceptos y herramientas matemáticas para modelar problemas en física, que al aplicar podrá enfrentar con éxito los cursos...

Flight Mechanics - Anemobarometry


This course focuses on the physics of the atmosphere and its consequences on speed and altitude measurements. At the end of this course, you will understand precisely...

Flight mechanics - Lift and trajectory


In this course, you will understand the influence of the angle of attack and speed on the lift. Then we will focus on hazards and limitations, like stall, spiral...

Flight mechanics - Propulsive balance and energy


This course is dedicated to energy management, i.e. speed and altitude control. The various sources of drag are first described and modeled, as well as thrust origin,...

Fundamentals of Flight mechanics


How do planes take off? How do they fly? How do pilots maintain control of them? And how high can airplanes fly? Get answers to all these questions and more with...