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Head in the stars? Look to the universe for answers

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Introduction to Astronomy

Explore your fascination with the solar system and study the stars.

Start with an introductory level subject and there’s no need to worry about complex maths. Then you can delve into cosmology, astrobiology, planetary science, astrophotography and stellar astrophysics.

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Why study astronomy online?

Studying online means that you can engage with astronomy as a passion or as a career progression.

Astronomy highlights

  • Engage with one of the oldest of the natural sciences
  • Enter an exciting field in which Australia is a global leader.
  • Explore historical, social and cultural contexts.

Astronomy specialisations

  • Science communication.
  • Research and evaluation.
  • Scientific discovery and theory formation.

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