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Astronomy - the Stars and Beyond (6 points)


Leader: Ms Susan Feteris

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction to astrophysics, in which physical ideas gained in first year Physics or Astronomy are developed and used to understand how data from the cosmos are obtained and interpreted. Laboratory work covering experimental techniques in astronomy involves individual and group activity. Topics include the stars, the Milky Way, galaxies, quasars, black holes and cosmology.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 50% + Written assignments: 16% + Laboratory: 34%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures/tutorial and 3-hour laboratory class per week

Prerequisites: 12 points of physics or astronomy at level one

Prohibitions: ASP2042, PHS2222

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