ASTRONOMY AND SPACE: THE INFINITE FRONTIER
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will be introduced to contemporary astronomy and our developing understanding of the universe, at a level appropriate for students from any background. You will experience several astronomy viewing sessions and will learn about our own solar system and the individual planets, star life, exotic objects such as quasars and black holes, cosmology and the big bang, and the instruments of astronomical observation. In several daytime and evening viewing sessions you will develop basic experimental and problem-solving skills, while you also undertake several computer-based laboratories to simulate the role of practicing astronomers.
Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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AuthorChaisson, E and McMillan S
PublisherPEARSON INTERNATIONAL ED., ADDISON-WESLEY, HARLOW.
The southern sky guide
AuthorEllyard, D and Tirion, W
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE: NEW YORK
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald
Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 33 - 43
Two 1.00 d collaborative based learning other recurrence on any day including weekend at night from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two night-time observing sessions.
Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One x 2-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)
Six written laboratory reports (1,200-words equivalent)
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One poster presentation (500-words equivalent)
Two written reports summarizing observing nights (600-words equiv. tot )