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Frontiers of Astronomy and Astrophysics - ASTR310

We are in the midst of a golden age of astronomy and astrophysics, with results streaming in from a host of telescopes, spacecraft and supercomputers. In this unit students have an opportunity to join this voyage of discovery by planning and conducting their own research project under the guidance of professional astronomers at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, the Australian Astronomical Observatory or Macquarie University. Students will develop familiarity with the required tools to tackle a real-world astrophysics problem and conduct their research project. Students report on their progress and findings through presentations and written reports. In alternate years, students have the opportunity to take part in a field trip to major telescopes in Western New South Wales.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Richard McDermid

ASTR377 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PHYS310, PHTN310
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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