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Major Project - Astronomy & Astrophysics Course unit

This online unit from Swinburne University looks to enhance your knowledge of astronomy and astrophysics and provide you with the basic experience and skills to excel in both areas.


The unit will encourage independent research and provide you with the best techniques to try and gain some valuable insight into both astronomy and astrophysics.


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Major Project - History of Astronomy Course unit

Demonstrate your ability to conduct an independent piece of research and to effectively communicate your ideas and findings during this online Major Project – History of Astronomy unit offered by Swinburne University.


Through critically reviewing the existing literature and undertaking thorough research, you will develop specialised knowledge of a specific area of the history of astronomy.


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Major Project - Observational Astronomy Course unit

By studying this online Major Project – Observational Astronomy unit offered by Swinburne University you will undertake a project using astrophotography, CCD imaging, or a combination of both.


While working closely with a designated supervisor, you will develop a detailed knowledge of a specific area of observational astronomy.


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Master of Science (Astronomy)

The online Master of Science (Astronomy) course with Swinburne University provides the opportunity to gain an in-depth education in key concepts and theories in astronomy.


This course is ideal for science educators, people working in astronomy-related fields, amateur astronomers and anyone with a love of astronomy. With the education and training you receive, you will be able to effectively communicate your knowledge and love of astronomy to others.


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About Astronomy

‘Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.’ – Plato

Astronomy is one of the oldest and most fascinating fields of natural science, one in which you literally get to unravel the mysteries of the universe. From supernovae explosions and gamma ray bursts to the discovery of dark energy and cosmic background radiation, astronomy is a field that moves faster than the speed of light, and it’s one where astounding new discoveries are constantly being made.

In the past 100 years alone, we have learnt more than we have ever known previously about our universe and the galaxies around us, with revelations from the likes of Einstein, Hawking, Hubble and other great astronomers and physicists.

We now know our universe is estimated to be 13.75 billion years old, that the sun produces so much energy that every second the core releases the equivalent of 100 billion nuclear bombs, and that Pluto is indeed not a planet.

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