PHYS1160 Introductory Astronomy and the Search for Life Elsewhere
This course provides a broad-based view of astronomy and the search for life elsewhere in the Universe. It stresses an interdisciplinary approach and a big picture view of science. No previous knowledge of physics is required to take this course, but it does require the use of scientific thinking, both qualitative and quantitative, to successfully complete it.
This course is taught entirely online, using Moodle 2, with video lectures available on UNSWTV. You will interact with the lecturer and the tutors electronically.
A/Prof. Jeremy Bailey
Course Texts/PRESCRIBED TEXT:
The Cosmic Perspective by Bennett, Donahve, Schneider & Voit, Edition 6 (Pearson/Addison Wiley)