Course Details
Space, Time and Gravity
Course Code ASTR600
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15.00
Level 6
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This paper delivers an overview of foundational concepts of spherical and positional astronomy, celestial mechanics and orbital dynamics, special and general relativity theory. Topics include celestial coordinate systems and their transformations, parallax, precession and aberration, atomic and sidereal time, time-keeping and calendars, as well as the basics of celestial mechanics such as Kepler’s laws, two-body orbital motion, and binary star orbits. The paper emphasises relativistic and computational aspects of modern astronomy
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The course is available as part of the following qualifications.
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  AK1271   Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences   (BMathSc)
360.00
  AK1302   Graduate Certificate in Mathematical Sciences   (GradCertMathSc)
60.00
  AK1301   Graduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences   (GradDipMathSc)
120.00
  AK3001   Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science Conjoint Degrees   (BBusBSc)
510.00
  AK2040   Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)   (BSc(AdvSci)(Hons))
480.00
  INEXCH1   International Exchange (Inbound)   (INEXCH)
0.00
No requisite courses specified.
  SABRD1   Study Abroad   (Study Abroad)
0.00
  ICE1   Individual Course Enrolment   (ICE)
0.00
  HA1041   Bachelor of Science   (BSc)
360.00
  AK3750   Diploma in Applied Science   (DipAppSc(Level 5))
120.00
  HA1042   Graduate Diploma in Science   (GradDipSc)
120.00
  HA1043   Graduate Certificate in Science   (GradCertSc)
60.00
  DJ1041   Bachelor of Science   (BSc)
360.00
  DJ1042   Graduate Diploma in Science   (GradDipSc)
120.00
  DJ1043   Graduate Certificate in Science   (GradCertSc)
60.00
Timetable
2025Semester 1
Class Stream Starting Ending Day Time Room
ASTR600/W101  03-Mar-2025  27-Jun-2025       
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