• Astronomy Course Resources

There are a lot of free courses and course material online now, for some you may have to pay and complete the course assignments to get a certificate, but otherwise the course material is free. The list also includes two links for courses, other than Open University, that require a fee for the whole distance learning course. These are the University of Central Lancashire and Liverpool John Moores University - we can recommend both of these universities courses having passed taken courses with both.

Site Link
OER Commons http://www.oercommons.org/
Open Learn http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
Open Math Reference http://www.mathopenref.com/index.html
Open Yale http://oyc.yale.edu/astronomy
The Open University in iTunes U http://open.edu/itunes/subjects/science
The University of Oxford in Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes U) http://itunes.ox.ac.uk/
EDX Online courses www.edx.org
Stanford Online courses


Astrobits http://www.noao.edu/education/astrobits/course-outline.php
MIT Open Course Ware http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Chandra image processing http://chandra.si.edu/photo/openFITS/casa.html
imageJ http://www.astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de/~hessman/ImageJ/Book/Image%20Processing%20with%20ImageJ/index.html#median
National Radio Astronomy Observatory http://www.cv.nrao.edu/course/astr534/ERA.shtml
Courses that you pay for
Study Astronomy - UCLA http://www.studyastronomy.com
Astronomy by Distance Learning http://www.astronomy.ac.uk