Introduction to Astronomy

Programme Code: PHYS1000

Faculty of: Science, Department of Physics

Targeted Students: Non HKU Undergraduates

Area of Interest: Science

Credits: 6

Programme Period: July 19, 2021 to August 6, 2021

Programme Schedule: Monday to Friday (14:00 - 17:00)

Programme Fee: HKD 11,600

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:

20% - Alumni Discount
10% - Partner Discount or Referral Discount
5% - Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2021) or Private Discount

* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts. For further details, please visit here.

Deadline for Application: June 14, 2021

Online Application: APPLY NOW

Course Description:

This is an introductory course on astronomy, including both the observational aspect of the field and a descriptive survey of the solar system, the Sun, stars, galaxies and the universe. Selected special topics such as neutron stars, black holes and dark matter will also be included.

Course Instructor(s):

Dr Kai Ming LEE

Course Outline:


Programme Schedule:

Monday to Friday (14:00 – 17:00)

• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.