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Duke astronomy class
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:52:07 PM »
This might be of interest to folks here or your acquaintances interested in astronomy.

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From: "Ronen Plesser, Duke University" <>
Date: November 18, 2016 at 9:21:03 AM PST
To: "Duke IntroAstro Students" <>
Subject: Introduction to Astronomy course now enrolling

Hi there IntroAstro,

A few months ago I wrote to inform you that I would no longer be offering Introduction to Astronomy on Coursera. I am happy to tell you now that Duke University is offering the course again for free on Duke Extend, a new platform the university has launched for open online courses. The new session of Introduction to Astronomy starts November 28, and you can learn more and register at

The class, in essentially the same form as you experienced it, will be offered to a limited number of students. In fact, our class will be used in a pilot test of the Duke Extend system. More courses with larger enrollments are expected to follow, including hopefully more iterations of IntroAstro. This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue the course and help develop new ways for Duke to reach learners around the world.

I look forward to meeting some of you there.


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