The Universe

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Universe

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Astronomy, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A general introduction to astronomy & astrophysics assuming no prior knowledge. Including the solar system, stars, galaxies and an introduction to cosmology.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the structure and dynamics of the solar system.
    2. Calculate the resolving power and capabilities of astronomical instruments at various wavelengths.
    3. Explain the power source of stars and the evolution of different types of stars.
    4. Describe the properties of galaxies and their distribution in the universe
    5. Describe the history of the Universe, the Big Bang theory and its implications for the future evolution of the Universe.