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Introduction to Astronomy - PHYS1160
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Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Exclusion: GENS4001 & GENS4003
 
 
Excluded: GENS4001, GENS4003, GENS4014, PHYS2170
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
 
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)
 
  

Description

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 Blackboard. The course is suitable as an introductory course for science students or as a general education course for non-scientists.


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