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PHY8004 Stellar Astronomy

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022

Overview

This course forms a core coursework component for the Master of Science (Astronomy). The course provides an in-depth introduction to stellar astronomy, and develops more general knowledge and skills in the physical sciences through the use of assignments.

This course introduces stellar astronomy. 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022