Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy

By Great Courses

Log in to see where this is scheduled in your custom curriculum.

Curriculum details

  • Aug 5, 2024 - May 30, 2025
  • 50 credit hours


The Great Courses is a collection of courses on a variety of topics, taught by renowned professors and other experts. Courses consist of a series of half-hour video lectures which are comparable to those of introductory university courses.

This thorough, but not math-intensive, college intro-level course serves as the framework for the high school Astronomy course. It consists of 96 half-hour lectures, and can be completed in a little over seven months at the rate of three lectures per week.

This course may be purchased, or accessed with a monthly subscription, at the Great Courses website: www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/understanding-the-universe-an-introduction-to-astronomy-2nd-edition. It may also be available for free at your local library.