AST1000F - Introduction To Astronomy
18 credits at NQF level 5
The course introduces students to the subject of Astronomy and our place in the universe from the small scales of the Earth-Sun-Moon system to the large scales of distant galaxies. It aims to provide insight into how we study astrophysical objects via EM radiation and telescopes (theory) as well as providing a high-level overview of objects in the universe, moving outwards from our solar system, to stars and stellar remnants, our galaxy and others, dark matter and cosmology, and the study of the universe at the largest scales. The course is open to all interested students as well as providing a solid introduction to those wishing to continue in astrophysics.