Discovering the Universe

AST10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 48

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

To develop an understanding of the Universe and our place in it. This subject has a practical component, where students will learn how to access, analyse and interpret astronomical datasets. The emphasis is on conceptual understanding, not mathematical techniques.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe our place in the Universe using a historical context
2. Use basic physical laws to describe the motion of celestial bodies in the Universe
3. Identify astronomical objects such as stars, planets and galaxies, and current areas of astronomical research
4. Analyse modern observing techniques, and different telescope design for different wavelength regimes
5. Make and interpret measurements from modern astronomical datasets