Jul 12, 2017
Excellent professor ,made a dummy like me understand...Also I had no problem understanding him, even though English is not my native language... Very interesting subject, well explained. Recommended
May 26, 2018
We learned this fantastic method for analyzing astronomical images using ds9. Dr. Matilsky is a great teacher, he made the difficult topics fun and correctly showed how to solve the problems.
par Akshay K•
Jan 09, 2018
Great Course for first steps in analyzing the universe
par Joy S•
May 29, 2019
This professor is an interesting character. Course uses software that, while I was able to download it, froze on my computer.
par Jonathan G•
Mar 28, 2018
Fascinating but way too much math
par Charles R B•
Oct 22, 2018
While the subject matter is great, the prof does not go over the maths you will need. He presents a formula, works it out without much explanation, then it's up to you to pull algebra manipulations on a "practicequiz". You don't get to practice before the quiz! You don't get a final exam! You don't get a good explanation until the last week of something you needed a month ago! I found myself reviewing videos and reading material, confirming the answer was NOT to be found there, and then researching online over and over and over again. I passed the course yet I STILL don't understand the quick energy analysis peaks, etc. The DS9 suite is outdated and very Win 3.x style of clunky. There is no "undo" button, and so you can find yourself restarting everything several times. It also doesn't magnify the font; available only in eyestrain-o-vision. While this has nothing to do with the course execution, it's an additional annoyance not to have a current tech program. I was resolved to understand Xray analysis, otherwise I would have dropped such a poorly taught course in the third week entirely due to poor "teaching".