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Astronomy

Astronomy

Astronomy. Reach for the stars.

Astronomy is the study of the universe and everything in it. This includes stars, planets and galaxies as well as other things. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Ancient people used the positions of the stars to navigate, and to find when was the best time to plant crops. Learn Astronomy the smart way with Astronomy courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Modern Astronomy Course: Voyage to the Planets

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. Learn Astronomy the smart way with Astronomy courses at the University of Sydney. This astronomy course looks at what we have learned about the solar system in the era of space exploration. We look at what space missions from Pioneer and Voyager to Galileo and Cassini have taught us about the planets and their moons. We discuss the basics of space flight, including how interplanetary probes use gravitational slingshots to reach the high speeds needed... [More]
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