ASTRO 100G Planets, Stars and Galaxies

ASTRO 100G | ARTS, BE, EDSW, LC | City Campus | Semester One & Two 2021 | 15 points


Planets, Stars and Galaxies tackles 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.  The course combines interdisciplinary research from Physics, Astronomy, Biology and Geology to consider the origins of life on earth and the possibility of life on other planets. No background in physics or mathematics is assumed.

Note: This course was previously taught as PHYSICS 107G. Students who have passed PHYSICS 107G can not take ASTRO 100G. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • learn about the history of the universe and its contents
  • learn about the night sky and its contents
  • gain experience with and understanding of scientific methods

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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