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Astronomy and Planetary Science (S10) Certificate

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Certificate - Cert

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

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  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

This certificate covers basic astronomy and planetary science. You’ll study two broad themes of ‘Stars and Galaxies’ and ‘Multiwavelength Astronomy’. Learn how astronomers ‘measure’ the Universe – considering spectroscopy, imaging, and time-variability as observational tools. You’ll study the formation, evolution and rebirth of stars and galaxies through energetic processes, and learn about their constituents. Learn about the formation and evolution of the Solar System and other planetary systems. Consider how life arose on Earth, and whether life exists beyond Earth. You’ll look at planetary processes such as volcanism and impacts in the Solar System; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; and asteroids, comets and meteorites.**Key features of the course**- Gain a good foundation in astronomy and planetary science.- Develop skills of reason and logic that are highly prized in the workplace.

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University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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