Introduction to Astronomy - PHYS1160

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Physics

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Exclusion: GENS4001 & GENS4003

Excluded: GENS4001

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Introduction to Astronomy and the search for life elsewhere. This course provides a broad overview of Astronomy and our place in the Cosmos. It covers the solar system and its exploration, stars, galaxies and cosmology, the Earth as a habitable planet and the search for life elsewhere in the universe.

The course is delivered wholly on the internet through Moodle. The course is suitable as an introductory course for science students or as a general education course for non-scientists.


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