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PHY2204 Astronomy and Astrophysics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Biological & Physical Sciences

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course is about the use of observational astronomy and astrophysical theory to understand our vast, ancient, and evolving universe. Observations inform us about the history of the cosmos from the Big Bang to today. These observations are interpreted using testable theories that provide a deep scientific understanding of our place in the universe. This course aims to help students appreciate our cosmic origins, today's observable universe, and the long-term future of our planet. There is also an opportunity to gain practical experience in observational astronomy using Mt Kent Observatory.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External