Physics and Astronomy

Online Courses

Courses are suitable for people who prefer structured learning about a specific topic, but keep in mind they take time and commitment to complete. This is only a small sampling of the kinds of free courses you can find online. Search on Coursera, or EdX for a more exhaustive list.

Note: Coursera courses are free but certificates must be paid for. Specializations (a collection of related courses) are not free.

The Science of the Solar System– Caltech

Journey of the Universe- A Story for Our Times (specialization)- Yale University

Origins- Formation of the Universe, Solar System, Earth and Life– University of Copenhagen

Introduction to Thermodynamics: Transferring Energy from Here to There– University of Michigan

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy– University of Tokyo

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space– University of Arizona

Mechanics: Motion, Forces, Energy and Gravity, from Particles to Planets– The University of New South Wales

MIT OCW is another great, classic resource. They have courses on everything from physics to history.