Space Academy: Our Curious Cosmos
Timetable: Trimester 1, 2 or 3
Length of Course: 1 Trimester
Our Curious Cosmos delves into the secrets of the universe and aims to unlock our current understandings of the cosmos. This course aims to provide practical and relevant experiences for students to learn about the final frontier. This course allows you to make observations using specialised telescopes and explore how real-life astronomers make their observations. You will investigate how astronomers measure the distance to stars through techniques such as trigonometric parallax.
Explore what stars are made of through techniques such as spectroscopy. Discover how stars are born, live their lives and spectacularly die in stellar explosions which can form some of the most mysterious objects in the universe –black holes.
Investigate the force of gravity and how this affects the orbit of stellar objects such as planets around the sun and stars around supermassive black holes at the centre of their galaxies.
Explore galaxies beyond our own Milky Way and be introduced to the ideas of dark matter and dark energy. Space Academy explores cosmology by looking at evidence that supports the big bang theory and speculates how the universe may end based on current understandings of modern astrophysics.
If you are interested in what lies beyond the thin blue line and continues out into the abyss, then this is the course for you. Join Space Academy and blast off to a greater understanding about the universe.
This course is further complimented by:
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Physics (ATAR)
Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Environmental Science
This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:
- Laboratory Work
- Armed Forces
Estimated Charges: $50