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Using realistic simulations and sophisticated computer programs, 'Exploring Space' will enable you to find out how planets, stars and galaxies work. Weather permitting, simple astronomical observations will supplement the virtual universe investigated indoors. You can work at your own pace and, having completed the basic exercises, then research what interests you most.
Who is this course for?
This course is equally suitable for students with existing experience of 'Investigating Astronomy', or for beginners.
Learning and Teaching
There will be a mixture of taught sessions, discussions and practical work.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Assessment will be based on your continuous work in sessions and at home, and you will be asked to submit a portfolio of your work at the end of the course.
Notes will be supplied by the tutor as appropriate.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.