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PHY1101 Astronomy 1

Short Description: Astronomy 1
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010303 - Astronomy
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

It is assumed that students will have mathematical skills (including algebra and calculus) to the equivalent of Queensland Mathematics B standard.


This course forms an introduction to astronomy and astrophysics - the study of the universe around us. Astronomy is presented as a tool to understand our origins and place in the universe, and the way that our knowledge and understanding of astronomy has developed over the millennia is discussed in the course's early stages. The basic concepts that allow us to study the universe are then introduced, giving students the framework to understand how we study the cosmos, and laying the groundwork for their wider study of astronomy and astrophysics. The course teaches students how things move in the sky, and through space, explains the seasons, and how phenomena such as eclipses work.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 2 December 2021