|Short Description:||Galactic&Extragalactic Astrnmy|
|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|
|Version produced :||18 June 2021|
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 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.
|Semester 2, 2021||Online|