ASTRO 100G Planets, Stars and Galaxies

ASTRO 100G | ARTS, BE, EDSW, LC | City Campus | Semester One & Two 2024 | 15 points


The story of our place in the Universe. Key topics are the exploration of the solar system, searches for planets around other stars, the structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and the origin and overall properties of the Universe. No background in physics or mathematics is assumed.

Restriction: PHYSICS 107, 107G

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Name and define the contents of the Universe and their relative sizes and scales. 
  2. Summarise how stars, planets, galaxies and the Universe form and evolve over their lifetime. 
  3. Name and summarise the techniques astronomers use to study the Universe and its contents. 

Student Feedback

'The lectures were very interesting, I liked the fun brought into them and the structure of how we learnt about the universe was very cool.'

'The content was easy to understand and incredibly interesting.'

'This was an interesting course which really captivated me. The lecturer was very helpful,
approachable outside of class and had a genuine interest in what they were teaching. This course clearly made sure it catered for both the physicists and the gen ed students.'

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