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, GENS4003, GENS4014, PHYS2170

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 fully online and is suitable as an introductory course for science students or as a general education course for non-scientists.


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