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Natural Science Courses

Natural Science Courses

Natural Science. Understand our natural world.

Natural sciences are the empirical sciences endeavouring to explain or predict nature’s phenomena. Learn Natural Science the smart way with Natural Science courses at the University of Sydney.

Modern Astronomy Course: The Lives of Stars

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. Learn Astronomy the smart way with Astronomy courses at the University of Sydney. This astronomy course will provide participants with the context to understand current astronomical research, such as the recent exciting announcement of the detection of gravitational waves from coalescing black holes. Through a series of lectures, demonstrations and the extraordinary images flowing from telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope, this astronomy... [More]
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An evening of star viewing in the Blue Mountains will be held on a Saturday with the date TBC. This session is optional with travel and accommodation expenses, should participants choose to stay that evening, not included in the price of this course.
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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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Modern Astronomy Course: An Introduction

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. Learn Astronomy the smart way with Astronomy courses at the University of Sydney. This astronomy course introduces you to the wonders of modern astronomy. From the Solar System to the most distant galaxies, we undertake an eye-opening journey, from how stars work to the structure of the universe itself. Through lectures and demonstrations, you will find out what astronomers know about the cosmos, and how we know it. An evening of star viewing in the... [More]
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The Life of Carnivores Course: From Big Cats to Meerkats

Zoology. Discover the animal kingdom. Learn Zoology the smart way with Zoology courses at the University of Sydney. Learning Aims Presented by an ex-zookeeper, this fascinating course examines the lives of some of the most powerful and beautiful animals alive – the Carnivores. From their early beginnings, unique adaptations to their habitats and their place in both the physical world and our human one, this course will take you on a journey of discovery about this diverse range of... [More]
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