|Short Description:||Solar and Stellar Astronomy|
|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|
Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911
It is recommended that students first complete 2nd level Astronomy courses prior to study. It is assumed that students will have mathematical skills that are equivalent to MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II.
This course introduces stellar astronomy and astrophysics. Topics covered in this course include Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters, The Classification of Stellar Spectra, Stellar Atmospheres. The Interiors of Stars, The Sun, The Process of Star Formation, Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution, Stellar Pulsation, Supernovae, The Degenerate Remnants of Stars, Black Holes, and Close Binary Star Systems. Additional topics develop scientific skills through the use of assignments. Mt Kent Observatory is also made available via remote access to students enrolled in this course, to provide an opportunity for learning practical skills used in astronomical and space sciences.
|Semester 1, 2021||Online|