ASTY221 Introduction to Astronomy and AstrophysicsUpdated: 25 October 2018
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award|
Physics majors might consider PHYS208 (Astrophysics topic) which is a more mathematically-oriented alternative to this unit.
|Coordinator(s)||Stephen Bosi (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit describes our present understanding of the universe and how this knowledge has been obtained. Topics covered in the unit include: (1) a historical perspective of the changing view of the solar system and wider universe; (2) astronomical instruments and the physics behind astronomical observations; (3) the physical processes underlying the formation, lifespan. evolution and death of stars; (4) the expanding universe and the big bang; and (5) an account and physical explanation of exotic objects in the universe such as neutron starts, quasars, pulsars and black holes.
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: