Introduction to Astrophysics


This module delivers the fundamental principles of astrophysics, including topics in solar physics, stellar evolution, radiation processes, high energy astrophysics, cosmic radiation and multi-messenger techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and explain the properties and behaviour of the Sun and other stars.

  2. Describe and explain stellar evolution.

  3. Discuss the formation of planetary systems.

  4. Describe the structure and content of various galactic classifications

  5. Discuss the measurement, properties and origins of cosmic radiation.

  6. Describe and assess the instruments and techniques used to study cosmic phenomena.

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