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PHY3307 Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy

Short Description: Galactic&Extragalactic Astrnmy
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

Requisites

Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911

Other Requisites

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.

Synopsis

This course introduces galactic and extragalactic astronomy, and cosmology. Topics covered in this course include The Milky Way Galaxy, The Nature of Galaxies, Galactic Evolution, The Structure of the Universe, Active Galaxies, Cosmology, and The Early Universe. 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 2 December 2021