Major Project: History of Astronomy

AST80012 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    Final offering SP1 2020

Contact hours

  • Nil Hours

2020 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

30 Jun 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

23 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20



Aims and objectives

This unit aims to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of a particular aspect or period of the history of astronomy, and their practical literature and Internet research skills, plus synthesis and communication skills.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of astronomical history
2. Develop and identify a project proposal which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
3. Design and create a literature review for the project, providing a description of background reading and the plan of research to give a broad understanding of the topic
4. Demonstrate independent research
5. Design and create a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
6. Design and create a detailed project report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached