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PH1002 - Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

The night sky, early cosmologies, solar system formation and characteristics, evolutionary cycles of stars, black holes, galaxies, Big Bang cosmology, cosmic background radiation, dark matter and dark energy.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an appreciation of the scales of size and distance and to appreciate the experimental tools of remote observation;
  • develop an understanding of astronomy and the governing principles and laws;
  • develop skills in applying laws and making predictions.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr John Daicopoulos
Lecturers: Mr John Daicopoulos, Dr Michael Meehan.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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