Introductory Astronomy

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introductory Astronomy

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Astronomy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Introduces students to the wonders of the Universe and equips them with the basic concepts and principles of astronomy. Describes and explains cosmic cycles and rhythms, the origin of matter and time, formation of galaxies, stars and the Earth. An introduction to the history of astronomy and Maori cosmology will provide an appreciation of the contemporary place of astronomy and a framework for understanding how the modern body of astronomy knowledge has developed.

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