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Astronomy courses

Astronomy courses. Open up a whole universe of knowledge.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.


If you’ve ever looked up into the night sky filled with stars and wondered what secrets lay beyond, then one of our astronomy courses is your gateway to a new world of knowledge. At the University of Sydney, we understand how fascinating and alluring outer space can be – that’s why we bring it directly to you!

Whether you are a budding astronomer looking to expand your knowledge or an experienced stargazer hoping to find new ways to access the night sky, one of our astronomy short courses is the perfect fit for you. Take your understanding way beyond Earth and learn about all of the fascinating objects that make up the night sky. Our courses will teach you about stars, nebulae, planets, asteroids, moons and more. You’ll also gain skills in spotting constellations and navigating around the sky with ease. It’s a great way to feel inspired by everything that lies beyond Earth’s reach!

For both beginner and intermediate astronomers, our courses offer a unique opportunity for anyone looking to delve into this fascinating field. Open up a totally new universe of knowledge today – sign up for our astronomy courses now! Learn astronomy in Sydney with astronomy courses from the University of Sydney – your premier provider of short courses in Sydney and online.

Modern Astronomy Course: The Lives of Stars

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. This astronomy course will provide you 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, we will build a picture of each stage in the life cycle of a star. Born in the interstellar gas clouds, stars... [More]
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Quarks to the Cosmos Course: Ten Great Discoveries in Modern Astronomy and Physics

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Join some of our leading astronomers and physicists in this series of special lectures about ten “big ideas” in modern astronomy and... [More]
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Modern Astronomy Course: Voyage to the Planets

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. This astronomy course looks at what we have learned about the solar system in the era of space exploration. We look at what space... [More]
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Modern Astronomy Course: An Introduction

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. This astronomy course introduces you to the wonders of modern astronomy. From the Solar System to the most distant galaxies, we undertake... [More]
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Origins Course: From the Big Bang to Life

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. Join us for this five-week course where an astronomer and a geologist team up to explore the origins of galaxies, planets and life. Beginning with the Big Bang, we explore the origins of matter and energy, and how matter assembled itself into galaxies. We follow the formation of stars and their planets, illustrated with the extraordinary images flowing from the Hubble Space Telescope and the planetary missions. We also discuss the formation of the... [More]
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