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PHY2204 Astronomy and Astrophysics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences

Other requisites

It is recommended that students first complete PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1 or PHY1911 Physics Concepts 2.

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, 2015 External