- Introduction to Astronomical Observations & Measurement
- Physical Characteristics of Stars
- Birth, Life and Death of Stars
- Black Holes - Theory and Observations
- Introduction to Cosmology
A good working knowledge of secondary school mathematics is assumed Additionally, secondary school physics; or the completion of a first year (level 1) science subject; or completion of any second year (level 2) university subject, are recommended prior to attempting this subject.
No special requirements
This subject is a general science elective for students without necessarily a science background, nevertheless a fundamental mathematical component is key to fully appreciating the topic material (this includes a basic understanding of algebra, trigonometry and logarithms; no calculus is required in this course).
The subject provides an introduction to some of the key concepts in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. An understanding of stars, galaxies, black holes and the Universe in general is developed. In addition, students are invited to research their own area of interest in astronomy to a depth dictated by their own ability.
- 6 online tests (6% each) (36%)
- Individual mini-projects x 2 (20%)
- Group mini-project (8%)
- Written Essay (36%)
Textbook information is pending.