The contact person for this module is Dr Susan Cartwright, Hicks room D22, phone 222 4572, email S.Cartwright@shef.ac.uk.
Lectures on Monday and Tuesday, 17:00 - 18:00, Hicks Building LT01.
This module does not have tutorials or labs. You are welcome to contact the lecturer (see above) if you require assistance with course material.
Module DescriptionThis 10-credit unit serves both as a stand-alone elementary astronomy course for science students and as an introductory overview for astronomy duals. The aim is to see how the universe of today has evolved and developed, and to understand the origin and abundance of the chemical elements that make up the stars, planets and ultimately ourselves. To this end, we study the structure and evolution of the stars in our Galaxy, the Galaxy itself, and the entire universe, concluding with a brief consideration of extrasolar planetary systems and prospects for extraterrestrial life.
On successful completion of this module, you should
This module is assessed by an end-of-semester exam (70%), two progress tests and one homework exercise (5% each), and a directed reading exercise (15%). Further details are given on the assessment page.
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