Frontiers of Astronomy

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Frontiers of Astronomy

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Astronomy, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    716210: Astrophysics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Examines different aspects of modern astronomy and astrophysics by surveying topics that are at the cutting edge of current research. Topics include microarcsecond astrometry, numerical and quantum cosmology, microlensing, exoplanets, active galactic nuclei and relativistic jets, X-ray and Gamma-ray astronomy, dark matter and dark energy, pulsars and magnetars, SETI, optical and radio telescopes of the future.

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