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Introduction to Astronomy and Space Science

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Matthew Middleton
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The module shows how simple physical principles can be used to learn about the Universe. The focus is upon how one can measure physical quantities such as size, distance, temperature, age and mass for the variety of objects in the Universe. By its end students should be able to appreciate topics of current interest in astronomy and cosmology.

Students should be aware that this module requires A-level physics (with a C grade or above) and A-level maths (grade C or above).

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